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[reɪt] noun [C] I
1) the number of times that something happens, or the number of examples of something within a particular period of time
a rising birth rate[/ex]
areas where the rate of unemployment is high[/ex]
2) the speed at which something happens within a particular period of time
The population was growing at an alarming rate.[/ex]
Doctors monitor the patient's heart rate.[/ex]
3) an amount of money that is paid or charged
tax rates[/ex]
They increased the hourly rate of pay to £8.50.[/ex]
at any ratespoken used for changing a statement, and telling someone that one part of what has been mentioned is true[/ex]
They agree with me - well, at any rate, Maggie does.[/ex]
at this ratespoken used for saying what will happen if the present situation continues[/ex]
At this rate the factory will be closed down by Christmas.[/ex]
the going rate — the usual amount of money that people pay for something[/ex]
See:
first-rate,
second-rate,
third-rate
II
verb
rate [reɪt]
1) [T] to consider that someone or something has a particular quality or has achieved a particular standard or level
Many voters rate the environment as the number one issue.[/ex]
She is rated very highly by her colleagues (= they approve of her).[/ex]
2) [I] to have a particular quality compared with other similar things
The exhibition rates as one of the most successful for this museum.[/ex]
3) [T] to deserve something
That should rate a mention in the local newspaper![/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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