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Definition 1: the relative speed of progress or change - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where rate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lived at a fast pace
  • he works at a great rate
  • the pace of events accelerated

Synonyms for rate in the sense of this definition

(rate is a kind of ...) a property relating to time

(... is a kind of rate ) a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

"the project advanced with gratifying speed"

(... is a kind of rate ) a regular rate of repetition

"the cox raised the beat"

(... is a kind of rate ) a rate that is rapid

(... is a kind of rate ) a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

(... is a kind of rate ) the pace of things that move relatively slowly

"the sluggishness of the economy" "the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold"

Definition 2: amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where rate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

Synonyms for rate in the sense of this definition

(rate is a kind of ...) the price charged for some article or service

"the admission charge"

(... is a kind of rate ) amount of money received per unit time

"women's pay rate is lower than men's"

(... is a kind of rate ) a rate of payment for written material that is measured according to the number of lines submitted

(... is a kind of rate ) a rate of charging by the linear foot of work done

(... is a kind of rate ) a reduced rate for a round-trip ticket

(... is a kind of rate ) the charge for exchanging currency of one country for currency of another

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate at which the value of property is reduced; used to calculate tax deduction

(... is a kind of rate ) the charge for transporting something by common carrier

"we pay the freight" "the freight rate is usually cheaper"

(... is a kind of rate ) the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use

(... is a kind of rate ) rate used to calculate tax liability

(... is a kind of rate ) the amount of money paid out per unit time

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate charged daily for a hotel room

Definition 3: a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where rate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the literacy rate
  • the retention rate
  • the dropout rate

(rate is a kind of ...) the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

Definition 4: a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit - [noun denoting time]

Samples where rate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
  • the rate of change was faster than expected

(rate is a kind of ...) a relation between magnitudes

(... is a kind of rate ) one thousand periods per second

(... is a kind of rate ) the ratio of the distance traveled (in kilometers) to the time spent traveling (in hours)

(... is a kind of rate ) one million periods per second

(... is a kind of rate ) one trillion periods per second

(... is a kind of rate ) rate of metabolism; the amount of energy expended in a give period

(... is a kind of rate ) the ratio of the distance traveled (in miles) to the time spent traveling (in hours)

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate of moving (especially walking or running)

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health

(... is a kind of rate ) the amount returned per unit of time expressed as a percentage of the cost

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate at which a person inhales and exhales; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health

(... is a kind of rate ) rate of revolution of a motor

"the engine was doing 6000 revs"

(... is a kind of rate ) (telecommunication) the frequency of sampling per unit time

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate at which radiant solar energy is received at the outer layer of the earth's atmosphere

(... is a kind of rate ) the time between occurrences of a repeating event

"some women do not control the spacing of their children"

(... is a kind of rate ) distance travelled per unit time

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate of some repeating event

(... is a kind of rate ) (of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour

(... is a kind of rate ) (mechanics) the rate of change of acceleration

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate of change of prices (as indicated by a price index) calculated on a monthly or annual basis

(... is a kind of rate ) (physics) a rate of increase of velocity

(... is a kind of rate ) (physics) a rate of decrease in velocity

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate of shrinkage in size or number

(... is a kind of rate ) the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year

(... is a kind of rate ) (computer science) the rate at which data is transferred (as by a modem)

(... is a kind of rate ) the ratio of crimes in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate at which circuits or other devices operate when handling digital information

(... is a kind of rate ) the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year

(... is a kind of rate ) the quantity of radiation absorbed per unit time

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation

(... is a kind of rate ) the amount of fluid that flows in a given time

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface

(... is a kind of rate ) the number of occurrences within a given time period

"the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second" "the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older"

(... is a kind of rate ) 1,000,000,000 periods per second

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate of increase in size per unit time

(... is a kind of rate ) the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second (named for Heinrich Rudolph Hertz)

(... is a kind of rate ) the rate at which words are produced (as in speaking or typing)

Definition 5: assign a rank or rating to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where rate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how would you rank these students?
  • The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide

Synonyms for rate in the sense of this definition

(rate is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of rate ) rate higher; raise in value or esteem

(... is a kind of rate ) rate lower; lower in value or esteem

(... is a kind of rate ) arrange in a sequence

(... is a kind of rate ) assign a priority to

"we have too many things to do and must prioritize"

(... is a kind of rate ) rank or order as less important or consider of less value

"Art is sometimes subordinated to Science in these schools"

(... is a kind of rate ) assign a new order to

(... is a kind of rate ) distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

(... is a kind of rate ) put someone or something on a short list

(... is a kind of rate ) place in a superior order or rank

"These two notions are superordinated to a third"

Definition 6: estimate the value of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where rate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How would you rate his chances to become President?
  • Gold was rated highly among the Romans

Synonyms for rate in the sense of this definition

(rate is a kind of ...) evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

"I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional" "access all the factors when taking a risk"

(... is a kind of rate ) value anew

"revalue the German Mark"

Definition 7: be worthy of or have a certain rating - [verb of stative]

Samples where rate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This bond rates highly

(rate is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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