A doctorate is an advanced university degree. Another name for a doctorate is a PhD. If you stick in school long enough, you just might end up with a doctorate (and a whole lot of debt).


To make (one) a doctor.

one of the highest academic degrees conferred by a university

The degree, title, or rank, of a doctor.

v. t.
To make (one) a doctor.


Doc"tor*ate , v. t. To make (one) a doctor.
He was bred . . . in Oxford and there doctorated.

To make (one) a doctor.


Usage Examples

I'm not only a lawyer, I have a post doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I work in serious scholarship and work in the United States federal tax court. My husband and I raised five kids. We've raised 23 foster children. We've applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids.

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Other Usage Examples

I have a neuroscience background - that's what my doctorate is in - and I was trained to study hormones of attachment, so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that.


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