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rate meaning and definition

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RATE noun

Definition of rate (noun)

  1. a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
  2. amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    • "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"
    • synonyms: charge per unit
  3. the relative speed of progress or change
    • "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
    • synonyms: pace
  4. a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure
    • "the literacy rate"; "the retention rate"; "the dropout rate"

RATE verb

Definition of rate (verb)

  1. assign a rank or rating to
    • "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
    • synonyms: grade, order, place, range, rank
  2. be worthy of or have a certain rating
    • "This bond rates highly"
  3. estimate the value of
    • "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
    • synonyms: value
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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