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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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