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Synonyms and Antonyms of rate

  1. 1 to be or make worthy of (as a reward or punishment) <how does a summer intern rate a new computer when I've been told to make do with this clunker?> Synonyms deserve, merit, rateRelated Words entitle, qualify

  2. 2 to make an approximate or tentative judgment regarding <nowadays most motorists would probably rate their cell phone as an “essential” piece of electronic equipment> Synonyms appraise, assess, evaluate, guesstimate, rate, set, valuate, valueRelated Words adjudge, deem, judge; ascertain, determine, discover, learn; price, prize; decide, settle; analyze, assay, survey, test; reappraise, reassess, reevaluate, rejudge, revalue; transvaluate, transvalue; misesteem, misjudge, misprize, underestimate, undervalue

  3. 3 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes <a restaurant that consistently rates high in all the standard categories> Synonyms be, grade, place, rate, standRelated Words seed; count; categorize, class, classify, codify, compartmentalize, group, separate, set, sort; install, instate

  4. 4 to think of in a particular way <I would rate her my best friend; after all, she's always been there when I needed her> Synonyms account, call, count, esteem, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, regard, set down, viewRelated Words believe, deem, feel, sense, think; conceive, fancy, imagine



Synonyms and Antonyms of rate

  1. to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings <a tyrannical father who usually spent most of dinnertime rating his children on their alleged multitude of failings> Synonyms baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, score, tongue-lash, upbraidRelated Words admonish, chide, remonstrate (with), reprove; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate; belittle, disparage, mock, put down; ridicule, scoff, scornNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise



Synonyms and Antonyms of rate

  1. 1 degree of excellence <not being of the first rate, these apples are usually sold as food for livestock> Synonyms caliber (or calibre), class, grade, qualityRelated Words hallmark; mark; footing, place, position, rank, standing, stature, status; benchmark, criterion, measure, par, standard, touchstone, yardstick

  2. 2 the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things <the exchange rate was 10 pesos to the dollar when we visited Mexico> Synonyms proportion, ratioRelated Words average; frequency; correspondence; percentageNear Antonyms disproportion

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