Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you grade something, you judge how good it is. (noun) A grade is the school year. (noun) A grade is a letter or number that you use to show how good something is. Usually, teachers use it to show how good a student’s test or assignment is.

Examples: (verb) After the final exam, the teacher’s job was to grade all the papers. (noun) Most Canadian children start grade one when they are six years old and finish grade 12 when they are 18. (noun) This restaurant uses only the highest grade of meat. (noun) He got 97% on his test. It was the top grade in the class.

Synonyms: nouns: category, class, level. verbs: evaluate, rank, classify.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 B