[ɹ_ˈeɪ_t], [ɹˈe͡ɪt], [ɹˈeɪt]
Definitions of rate

amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; " a 10 minute phone call at that rate would cost $ 5"

be worthy of or have a certain rating; " This bond rates highly"

the relative speed of progress or change; " he lived at a fast pace"; " he works at a great rate"; " the pace of events accelerated"

a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; " they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; " the rate of change was faster than expected"

assign a rank or rating to; " how would you rank these students?"; " The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

estimate the value of; " How would you rate his chances to become President?"; " Gold was rated highly among the Romans"

To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.

Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.

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.

Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.

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.

Order; arrangement.

Ratification; approval.

The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.

The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.

The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.

To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.

To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.

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.

To ratify.

To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.

To make an estimate.

Amount, degree, speed, value, etc., estimated in proportion to a fixed standard; as, interest at a rate of five per cent; a rate of sixty miles an hour; price fixed or stated; as, theater rates; degree of value; as, goods bought at a low rate; in England, a tax or assessment; a grade or class; as, a first rate, second rate, etc.

To estimate; settle or fix the value, rank, or degree of; scold sharply.

To be estimated, be placed in a certain class or rank.

A ratio or proportion: allowance: standard: value: price: the class of a ship: movement, as fast or slow: a tax.

To calculate: to estimate: to settle the relative rank, scale, or position of.

To make an estimate: to be placed in a certain class.

To tax one with a thing: to scold: to chide.

Allowance; price; degree; movement; tax.

To estimate; fix the rank of; scold.

To estimate; assess.

To be estimated; have rank or value.

To rail at; scold; reprove with vehemence.

Relative measure; degree; value; price; rank; class; tax.

The proportion or standard by which quantity or value is adjusted; price fixed or stated; settled allowance; degree; degree of value; a tax; the order or class of a ship.

To value; to estimate; to fix the grade of.

To chide with vehemence; to reprove.

To be considered in a class; to make an estimate.

A calculated proportion; allowance settled; an assessment at a certain proportion; a tax; a price or amount stated or fixed; degree in which anything is done; class or rank, as of a ship; comparative height or value.

To compute; to estimate; to value; to determine the degree or proportion of; to be placed in a certain class or rank, as a ship.

To reprove; to chide; to censure severely.
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Usage examples for rate

No woman, at any rate – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason

" A good many people have the idea, at any rate of course they may be wrong. – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce

So he can, first rate – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)

Of me, at any rate answered Tom; I should never have been here now but for him. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes

It's nothing very much, nothing to worry you at any rate – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh

" I don't know how the world would get on, at that rate said David smiling. – Trading by Susan Warner

At any rate you might try. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope

7191. At what rate was it sold? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie

It isn't over; it isn't over, at any rate for you. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope

At any rate I should like to know a little more about the fellow myself. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed

" Well, first call at any rate – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg

At any rate they took no part in it. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau

At any rate he is very likely to go there." – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger

At any rate till he sees us." – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay

At any rate we shall soon know now. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman

Dolly could not get near enough to hear what it was, at any rate – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner

Any rate I'm going to look over my things, and see if I can't make something else do. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells

Then at that rate who's to get married eh? – Joanna Godden by Sheila KayeSmith

At any rate we must try, Carry. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope

Thought I was doing first rate and I was then. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd