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EtymologyEdit

grado (degree”, “level) +‎ -are (1st conjugation verbal suffix)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡraˈda.re/, [ɡr̺äˈd̪äːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: gra‧dà‧re

VerbEdit

gradare

  1. (transitive, archaic) to divide by degrees; to graduate
    • 1629, Galileo Galilei; Giambattista Venturi, “Il Galileo al Cav. Buonamici in Ispagna [Galileo to Sir Buonamici in Spain]”, in Memorie e lettere inedite finora o disperse di Galileo Galilei - Parte seconda [Heretofore unpublished or lost memoirs and letters of Galileo Galilei - Part two]‎[1], Modena: G. Vincenzi, published 1821, Sezione VII, Articolo V, page 278:
      [] vi era il Signor Conte Orso, che era di dare a S.M. il mio trovato per gradar la longitudine []
      [] in the presence of Sir Count Orso, who was to give to H.M. my finding to graduate the longitude []
  2. (intransitive, literary) To have a gradual structure.
    1. (figuratively, by extension) To slope down or incline downward.
      • 1763, Giuseppe Parini, “Il mattino [Morning]”, in Opere dell'abate Giuseppe Parini - Volume primo [Works of abbot Giuseppe Parini - Volume one]‎[2], Venice: Giacomo Storti, published 1803, page 11:
        [] ti appoggia ¶ Agli origlieri i quai lenti gradando ¶ all'omero ti fan molle sostegno.
        [] lean ¶ on the pillows, that slowly sloping down ¶ provide a soft support for your shoulder.

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VerbEdit

gradare

  1. First-person singular (yo) future subjunctive form of gradar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) future subjunctive form of gradar.