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pronunciation:
reIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
at any rate
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quantity calculated with regard to another measured quantity.
They lost weight at an average rate of half a pound a week.
definition 2: a measured part calculated with regard to the whole; proportion.
the tax rate
definition 3: a fixed cost per item or quantity.
Lamb is priced at a rate of two dollars a pound.
definition 4: the speed or pace at which something is accomplished.
You must work at a faster rate to get it done on time.
synonyms:
pace, speed, tempo
definition 5: the condition, grade, or quality of something.
definition 6: price or cost.
synonyms:
cost, price
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phrase: at any rate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rated, rates, rating
definition 1: to figure the value or worth of.
synonyms:
grade
similar words:
account, appraise, assess, estimate, price, valuate, value
definition 2: to set (cost or payment) at a particular rate.
similar words:
assess, price
definition 3: to regard.
He did not rate the performance highly.
synonyms:
regard
similar words:
account, consider, esteem, judge
definition 4: to put in a certain rank or order.
synonyms:
grade, rank
similar words:
graduate, order, prioritize, value
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to rank highly in value or estimation.
similar words:
rank
definition 2: to be in a particular rank or class.
similar words:
grade, rank
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