Today’s word came from a Facebook post. It came in the form of a survey. I thought I knew what it meant, but I was wrong. 🙃
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Part of Speech
- To enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university.
- To be enrolled at a college or university as a candidate for a degree.
- to register (a coat of arms), used especially in Scottish heraldry.
The first known use of matriculate was in the 16th century as enrolling in a college o. The word comes from the Medieval Latin matriculatus, past participle of matriculare, from Late Latin matricula public roll, diminutive of matric-.
Usage and Examples
Here are some examples:
- Jenna was equally committed to faculty and staff, and if she could help them matriculate to the university, she was going to do just that.
- Edward was preparing to matriculate in medicine at Vanderbilt University when his mother died.
- Most kids matriculate at age 17 because The Powers That Be added a year to the education system.