Pronunciation: rāt
v. t. & i.1.To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently; to berate.
Go, rate thy minions, proud, insulting boy!
- Shak.
n.1.Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
2.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.
3.Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
4.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.
5.Order; arrangement.
Thus sat they all around in seemly rate.
- Spenser.
6.Ratification; approval.
7.(Horol.) The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
8.(Naut.) The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
v. t.1.To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
[imp. & p. p. Rated; p. pr. & vb. n. Rating.]
You seem not high enough your joys to rate.
- Dryden.
2.To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
3.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.
4.To ratify.
To rate a chronometer
to ascertain the exact rate of its gain or loss as compared with true time, so as to make an allowance or computation dependent thereon.
v. i.1.To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
2.To make an estimate.
Noun1.Raterate - amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; "a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"
Synonyms: charge per unit
2.rate - 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"
3.rate - the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
Synonyms: pace
Verb1.rate - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
Synonyms: grade, rank, place, range, order
2.rate - be worthy of or have a certain rating; "This bond rates highly"
3.rate - estimate the value of; "How would you rate his chances to become President?"; "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
Synonyms: value

RATE. A public valuation or assessment of every man's estate; or the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.; Harr. Dig. h.t.; 1 Hopk. C. R. 87.

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