rate

verb (1)
\ ˈrāt How to pronounce rate (audio) \
rated; rating

Definition of rate

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to rebuke angrily or violently
2 obsolete : to drive away by scolding

intransitive verb

: to voice angry reprimands

rate

noun

Definition of rate (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : reckoned value : valuation
b obsolete : estimation
2 obsolete : a fixed quantity
3a : a fixed ratio between two things
b : a charge, payment, or price fixed according to a ratio, scale, or standard: such as
(1) : a charge per unit of a public-service commodity
(2) : a charge per unit of freight or passenger service
(3) : a unit charge or ratio used in assessing property taxes
(4) British : a local tax
4a : a quantity, amount, or degree of something measured per unit of something else her typing rate was 80 words per minute
b : an amount of payment or charge based on another amount specifically : the amount of premium per unit of insurance
5 : relative condition or quality : class
at any rate
: in any case : anyway

rate

verb (2)
rated; rating

Definition of rate (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1 obsolete : allot
2a : to set an estimate on : value, esteem talents that are rated highly
b : to determine or assign the relative rank or class of : grade rate a seaman
c : to estimate the normal capacity or power of
3 : consider, regard was rated an excellent pianist
4 : to fix the amount of premium to be charged per unit of insurance on
5 : to have a right to : deserve she rated special privileges

intransitive verb

: to enjoy a status of special privilege really rates with the boss

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Synonyms for rate

Synonyms: Noun

caliber (or calibre), class, grade, quality

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Verb (2)

estimate, appraise, evaluate, value, rate, assess mean to judge something with respect to its worth or significance. estimate implies a judgment, considered or casual, that precedes or takes the place of actual measuring or counting or testing out. estimated the crowd at two hundred appraise commonly implies the fixing by an expert of the monetary worth of a thing, but it may be used of any critical judgment. having their house appraised evaluate suggests an attempt to determine relative or intrinsic worth in terms other than monetary. evaluate a student's work value equals appraise but without implying expertness of judgment. a watercolor valued by the donor at $500 rate adds to estimate the notion of placing a thing according to a scale of values. a highly rated restaurant assess implies a critical appraisal for the purpose of understanding or interpreting, or as a guide in taking action. officials are trying to assess the damage

Examples of rate in a Sentence

Noun

The cold weather meant a slower growing rate for many crops. At the rate we're moving, it will be morning before we arrive. People work at different rates. Gun violence is increasing at an alarming rate. Snow was falling at a rate of three inches per hour. There has been a fall in the rate of inflation. Crime rates have declined in recent years. What's the interest rate on the loan? Regular admission to the theater is $12, the student rate is $8, and the rate for senior citizens is $6.
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First Known Use of rate

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for rate

Verb (1)

Middle English

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin rata, from Latin (pro) rata (parte) according to a fixed proportion

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The first known use of rate was in the 14th century

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rate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rate

: the speed at which something happens over a particular period of time
: the number of times something happens or is done during a particular period of time
: an amount that is paid : a price or amount to be paid that is set according to a scale or standard

rate

noun
\ ˈrāt How to pronounce rate (audio) \

Kids Definition of rate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a price or charge set according to a scale or standard hotel rates
2 : the amount of something measured in units of something else or in comparison with others I can walk at a rate of four miles per hour.
at any rate
: in any case Maybe it's not ten miles, but at any rate it's far.

rate

verb
rated; rating

Kids Definition of rate (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to be placed in comparison with others : rank Our school rates high in math scores.
2 : consider sense 3, regard You are rated an expert.
3 : to have a right to : deserve He rates a promotion.

rate

noun
\ ˈrāt How to pronounce rate (audio) \

Medical Definition of rate

1 : a fixed ratio between two things
2 : a quantity, amount, or degree of something measured per unit of something else — see death rate, heart rate, metabolic rate, pulse rate, sedimentation rate

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rate

noun

Legal Definition of rate

1 : a fixed ratio between two things
2 : a charge, payment, or price fixed according to a ratio, scale, or standard: as
a : a charge per unit of a commodity provided by a public utility
b : a charge per unit of freight or passenger service — see also joint rate
c : a unit charge or ratio used in assessing property taxes
3a : a quantity, amount, or degree of something measured per unit of something else
b : an amount of payment or charge based on another amount specifically : the amount of premium per unit of insurance

Other Words from rate

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