plural of rate
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as in ratios
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

2 of 3

verb (1)

present tense third-person singular of rate
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as in deserves
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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as in ranks
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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as in regards
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

3 of 3

verb (2)

present tense third-person singular of rate

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“Rates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rates. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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