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English noun: rate

1. rate (time) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

SamplesThey traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour.
The rate of change was faster than expected.

Broader (hypernym)magnitude relation, quantitative relation

Narrower (hyponym)acceleration, attrition rate, birth rate, birthrate, bits per second, bps, cps, crime rate, cycle, cycle per second, cycles/second, data rate, death rate, deathrate, deceleration, dose rate, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, ESR, fatality rate, fertility, fertility rate, flow, flow rate, flux, frequence, frequency, gait, Gc, GHz, gigacycle, gigacycle per second, gigahertz, growth rate, heart rate, hertz, Hz, inflation rate, jerk, kc, kHz, kilocycle, kilocycle per second, kilohertz, kilometers per hour, kilometres per hour, km/h, kph, Mc, megacycle, megacycle per second, megahertz, metabolic rate, MHz, miles per hour, mortality, mortality rate, mph, natality, oftenness, pace, pace, pulse, pulse rate, rate of attrition, rate of flow, rate of growth, rate of inflation, rate of respiration, rate of return, respiratory rate, rev, revolutions per minute, rpm, sampling rate, sed rate, sedimentation rate, solar constant, spacing, speed, tempo, terahertz, THz, velocity, words per minute, wpm

2. rate (possession) amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis

SamplesA 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5.

Synonymscharge per unit

Broader (hypernym)charge

Narrower (hyponym)depreciation rate, exchange rate, excursion rate, footage, freight, freight rate, freightage, installment rate, interest rate, linage, lineage, pay rate, payment rate, rate of depreciation, rate of exchange, rate of interest, rate of pay, rate of payment, repayment rate, room rate, tax rate

3. rate (attribute) the relative speed of progress or change

SamplesHe lived at a fast pace.
He works at a great rate.
The pace of events accelerated.


Broader (hypernym)temporal property

Narrower (hyponym)beat, celerity, deliberateness, deliberation, fastness, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, slowness, sluggishness, speed, speediness, swiftness, unhurriedness

4. rate a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure

SamplesThe literacy rate.
The retention rate.
The dropout rate.

Broader (hypernym)proportion

English verb: rate

1. rate (cognition) assign a rank or rating to

SamplesHow would you rank these students?.
The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide.

ExamplesSam and Sue rate the movie

Synonymsgrade, order, place, range, rank

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)downgrade, prioritise, prioritize, reorder, seed, sequence, shortlist, subordinate, superordinate, upgrade

2. rate (stative) be worthy of or have a certain rating

SamplesThis bond rates highly.

Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

3. rate (cognition) estimate the value of

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

Narrower (hyponym)revalue

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