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rates

noun
plural of rate

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(Entry 1 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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rates

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of 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, she's always been there when I needed her

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rates

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular of rate

Synonyms & Antonyms of rates (Entry 3 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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“Rates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rates. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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