rate

rate
rate1 [rāt]
n.
[OFr < L rata (pars), reckoned (part), fem. of ratus, pp. of reri, to reckon < IE * rē-, var. of base * ar-, to fit, join > ART1, ORDER]
1. the amount, degree, etc. of anything in relation to units of something else [the rate of pay per month, rate of speed per hour]
2. a fixed ratio; proportion
3. a price or value; specif., the cost per unit of some commodity, service, etc. [insurance rate]
4. speed of movement or action [to read at a moderate rate]
5. the amount of time gained or lost by a timepiece within a specified period
6. Now Rare a class or rank [of the first rate]
7. Brit. a local property tax usually used in pl.
8. Obs. amount; quantity
9. U.S. Navy the grade of a petty officer within a rating [the sailor's rate is Quartermaster first class]
vt.
rated, rating
1. to estimate the value, worth, strength, capacity, etc. of; appraise
2.
a) to put into a particular class or rank
b) U.S. Navy to assign a rate to
3. to consider; esteem [they are rated among the best]
4. to fix or determine the rates for
5. Informal to deserve [to rate an increase]
vi.
1. to be classed or ranked
2. to have value, status, or rating
SYN.- ESTIMATE
——————
at any rate
1. in any event; whatever happens
2. at least; anyway
rate2 [rāt]
vt., vi.
rated, rating [ME raten < ? OFr reter, to blame, accuse < L reputare, to count: see REPUTE]
to scold severely; chide

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