Definition of matriculate
: to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university
: to be enrolled at a college or university She matriculated at the state university.
matriculantplay \-lənt\ noun
matriculationplay \-ˌtri-kyə-ˈlā-shən\ noun
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Examples of matriculate in a Sentence
the college matriculated 1000 students for the fall semester
Recent Examples of matriculate from the Web
The next next generation (Photo: Jenna Watson/IndyStar) Martin, Cronk, Brandon Knight et al were gap fillers for that group that has now matriculated.
The proposal would apply to incoming freshmen in the fall of 2018, while those who are currently enrolled and matriculating this fall would be exempt.
There are also drawings and paintings that Plath, who matriculated to Smith intending to be a studio art major, created throughout her life.
From there, select graduates have matriculated at US boarding/prep schools and then gone on to college.
Stiene matriculated at Hillsdale College, a Division II school in Michigan.
The point total* for Kentucky’s 2017 class accounts for two top-10 recruits: Knox and Diallo, who’ll be a redshirt freshman this season after matriculating for the spring semester.
Simmons attended Houston public schools before matriculating at Dillard University.
The Denver East High School graduate who matriculated with a 2.8 grade point average is planning to major in anthropology and pre-law at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
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Did You Know?
Anybody who has had basic Latin knows that alma mater, a fancy term for the school you attended, comes from a phrase that means "fostering mother." If mater is "mother," then matriculate probably has something to do with a school nurturing you just like good old mom, right? Not exactly. If you go back far enough, matriculate is distantly related to the Latin mater, but its maternal associations were lost long ago. It is more closely related to Late Latin matricula, which means "public roll or register," and it has more to do with being enrolled than being mothered.
Origin and Etymology of matriculate
Medieval Latin matriculatus, past participle of matriculare, from Late Latin matricula public roll, diminutive of matric-, matrix list, from Latin, breeding female
First Known Use: 1577See Words from the same year
MATRICULATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of matriculate for English Language Learners
: to become a student at a school and especially in a college or university
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