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rate

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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, sheʼs always been there when I needed her
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take for

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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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rate

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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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lay into, read the riot act (to), take to task

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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

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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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