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Definition of rate:

  1. A tax or sum assessed by authority on property for public use, according to its income or value; esp., in England, a local tax; as, parish rates; town rates.
  2. Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
  3. Order; arrangement.
  4. Ratification; approval.
  5. That which is established as a measure or criterion; degree; standard; rank; proportion; ratio; as, a slow rate of movement; rate of interest is the ratio of the interest to the principal, per annum.
  6. The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.
  7. The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
  8. The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
  9. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
  10. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
  11. To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.
  12. To make an estimate.
  13. To ratify.
  14. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
  15. To settle the relative scale, rank, position, amount, value, or quality of; as, to rate a ship; to rate a seaman; to rate a pension.
  16. Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.

Synonyms:

rove, step, tramp, sum up, ordain, merit, vagabond, regularise, roam, drift, prise, run, tell, quota, charge per unit, esteem, tempo, ordinate, commit, rank, point, invest, treasure, localise, locate, pace, relation, target, set out, stride, percentage, earn, set up, ramble, grade, respect, place, mark, tread, say, stray, valuate, localize, footstep, send, dictate, graze, yard, size up, come in, win, aim, site, lay, direct, degree, value, govern, order, identify, regularize, relationship, gait, deserve, crop, incidence, gain, pose, prescribe, post, prize, deem, appreciate, assay, swan, standard, come out, wander, position, straddle, roll, outrank, consecrate, range, proportion, frequency, get, comparison, browse, station, put, lay out, pasture, number, distribute, enjoin.

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