- a measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against another quantity or measure；the speed with which something moves or happens
- assign a standard or value to (something) according to a particular scale；assign a standard, optimal, or limiting rating to (a piece of equipment)
verb: rate, 3rd person present: rates, gerund or present participle: rating, past tense: rated, past participle: rated
noun: rate, plural noun: rates
- 1. a measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against another quantity or measure the island has the lowest crime rate in the world buying up sites at a rate of one a month
- ▪ the speed with which something moves or happens the band is shedding vocalists at an alarming rate your heart rate 同義詞
- 2. a fixed price paid or charged for something a £3.40 minimum hourly rate of pay advertising rates 同義詞
- ▪ the amount of a charge or payment expressed as a percentage of another amount, or as a basis of calculation you'll find our current interest rate very competitive 同義詞
- ▪ (in the UK) a tax on commercial land and buildings paid to a local authority; (in Northern Ireland and formerly in the UK) a tax levied on private property.
- 1. assign a standard or value to (something) according to a particular scale they were asked to rate their ability at different driving manoeuvres the hotel, rated four star, had no hot water 同義詞
- ▪ assign a standard, optimal, or limiting rating to (a piece of equipment) the average life of the new bulb is rated at approximately 500 hours
- ▪ (in the UK) assess the value of (a property) for the purpose of levying a local tax.
- 2. consider to be of a certain quality or standard Atkinson rates him as Europe's top defender the program has been rated a great success 同義詞
- ▪ be regarded in a specified way Jeff still rates as one of the nicest people I have ever met
- ▪ informal have a high opinion of Mike certainly rated her, goodness knows why 同義詞
- ▪ be worthy of; merit the ambassador rated a bulletproof car and a police escort 同義詞