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rate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rate

Definition
(noun) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
Example Sentence
  • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
  • the rate of change was faster than expected

Definition
(noun) amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
Synonyms : charge per unit
Example Sentence
  • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

Definition
(noun) the relative speed of progress or change
Synonyms : pace
Example Sentence
  • he lived at a fast pace
  • he works at a great rate
  • the pace of events accelerated

Definition
(noun) a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure
Example Sentence
  • the literacy rate
  • the retention rate
  • the dropout rate

Definition
(verb) assign a rank or rating to
Synonyms : grade , order , place , range , rank
Example Sentence
  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Definition
(verb) be worthy of or have a certain rating
Example Sentence
  • This bond rates highly

Definition
(verb) estimate the value of
Synonyms : value
Example Sentence
  • How would you rate his chances to become President?
  • Gold was rated highly among the Romans

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