|1.||[ noun ] (business) amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis|
"a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"
|Related terms:||charge pay_rate interest_rate rate_of_exchange footage tax_rate room_rate excursion_rate rate_of_depreciation linage freight payment_rate|
|2.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||magnitude_relation speed flux frequency pace flow revolutions_per_minute megahertz miles_per_hour growth_rate Hertz kilohertz acceleration pulse attrition_rate spacing tempo rate_of_respiration terahertz inflation_rate jerk dose_rate deathrate kilometers_per_hour metabolic_rate erythrocyte_sedimentation_rate bits_per_second solar_constant gigahertz words_per_minute data_rate sampling_rate crime_rate birthrate|
|3.||[ noun ] the relative speed of progress or change|
"he lived at a fast pace" "he works at a great rate" "the pace of events accelerated"
|Related terms:||temporal_property speed celerity slowness beat pace|
|4.||[ noun ] (British) a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)|
|Related terms:||tax poor_rate|
|5.||[ verb ] assign a rank or rating to|
|Synonyms:||place rank grade order range|
"how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
|Related terms:||judge downgrade upgrade subordinate reorder sequence shortlist superordinate prioritize seed order rank order place gradation grader gradation|
|6.||[ verb ] be worthy of or have a certain rating|
"This bond rates highly"
|Related terms:||be rating|
|7.||[ verb ] estimate the value of|
"How would you rate his chances to become President?" "Gold was rated highly among the Romans"
|Related terms:||measure revalue evaluation|