Rate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |reɪt|  American pronunciation of the word rate
Brit.  |reɪt|  British pronunciation of the word rate


- a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
- amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
- the relative speed of progress or change(syn: pace)
- a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure


- assign a rank or rating to(syn: grade, order, place, range, rank)
- be worthy of or have a certain rating
- estimate the value of(syn: value)


The cold weather meant a slower growing rate for many crops.

At the rate we're moving, it will be morning before we arrive.

People work at different rates.

Gun violence is increasing at an alarming rate.

Snow was falling at a rate of three inches per hour.

There has been a fall in the rate of inflation.

Crime rates have declined in recent years.

What's the interest rate on the loan?

Regular admission to the theater is $12, the student rate is $8, and the rate for senior citizens is $6.

The most rapid rate of a box-wagon is about thirty miles per hour.

She was rated an excellent pianist.

That player is rated among the very best.

She rates as the finest teacher we have.

This wine rates as excellent.

She rates the best.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rate
he/she/it: rates
present participle: rating
past tense: rated
past participle: rated
singular: rate
plural: rates
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