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rate

verb

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 of 1rate deserve, merit, rateWords Related to 1rate 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 of 1rate appraise, assess, evaluate, guesstimate, rate, set, valuate, valueWords Related to 1rate 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 of 1rate be, grade, place, rate, standWords Related to 1rate 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 of 1rate account, call, count, esteem, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, regard, set down, viewWords Related to 1rate believe, deem, feel, sense, think; conceive, fancy, imagine

Synonym Discussion of rate

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

rate

verb

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 of 2rate 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, upbraidWords Related to 2rate 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 of 2rate approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise

Synonym Discussion of rate

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

rate

noun

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 of rate caliber (or calibre), class, grade, qualityWords Related to rate 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 of rate proportion, ratioWords Related to rate average; frequency; correspondence; percentageNear Antonyms of rate disproportion


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