re gradate

gradate

[grey-deyt]
verb (used without object), gradated, gradating.
1.
to pass by gradual or imperceptible degrees, as one color into another.
verb (used with object), gradated, gradating.
2.
to cause to gradate.
3.
to arrange in grades.

Origin:
1745–55; back formation from gradation

regradate, verb, regradated, regradating.
ungradated, adjective
ungradating, adjective
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gradate (ɡrəˈdeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to change or cause to change imperceptibly, as from one colour, tone, or degree to another
2.  (tr) to arrange in grades or ranks

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