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grade

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grade

  1. 1 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking just one grade removed from completion Synonyms of grade chapter, cut, degree, inch, notch, peg, phase, place, point, stage, stepWords Related to grade angle, aspect, facet, side; amount, measure, plane; decrement, increment

  2. 2 degree of excellence only motor oil of the highest grade for his fancy sports car Synonyms of grade caliber (or calibre), class, quality, rateWords Related to grade hallmark; mark; footing, place, position, rank, standing, stature, status; benchmark, criterion, measure, par, standard, touchstone, yardstick

  3. 3 one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic there are various grades of wool to consider when selecting a fabric Synonyms of grade bracket, category, classification, division, family, genus, class, group, kind, league, order, rank(s), rubric, set, species, tier, typeWords Related to grade description, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title

  4. 4 something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared that painting just doesn't make the grade Synonyms of grade bar, barometer, benchmark, criterion, gold standard, standard, mark, measure, metric, par, touchstone, yardstickWords Related to grade case, example, instance; average, norm, rule; acme, apex, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, zenithNear Antonyms of grade aberration, abnormality, deviation

  5. 5 the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon the hill rises at a seven percent grade Synonyms of grade cant, diagonal, slant, gradient, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, slope, tilt, upgradeWords Related to grade ascent, bank, climb, riseNear Antonyms of grade declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, fall, hang, hanging, receding


grade

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grade

  1. 1 to arrange or assign according to type grade these apples “extra fancy” and those “fancy” Synonyms of grade assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, classify, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, typeWords Related to grade array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms of grade confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype

  2. 2 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes believe it or not, that music grades pretty high with young teens Synonyms of grade be, rank, place, rate, standWords Related to grade seed; count; categorize, class, classify, codify, compartmentalize, group, separate, set, sort; install, instate


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