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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?

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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

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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

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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

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Synonyms & Antonyms of rate (Entry 2 of 3)

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms of rate (Entry 3 of 3)

1 degree of excellence
  • not being of the first rate, these apples are usually sold as food for livestock

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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

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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

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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

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

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“Rate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rate. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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