rate

1
[ reyt ]
/ reɪt /

noun

verb (used with object), rat·ed, rat·ing.

verb (used without object), rat·ed, rat·ing.

Idioms for rate

    at any rate,
    1. in any event; in any case.
    2. at least: It was a mediocre film, but at any rate there was one outstanding individual performance.

Origin of rate

1
1375–1425; (noun) late Middle English rate monetary value, estimated amount, proportional part < Medieval Latin rata < Latin (prō) ratā (parte) (according to) an estimated (part), ratā ablative singular of rata, feminine of ratus, past participle of rērī to judge; (v.) late Middle English raten to estimate the value (of), derivative of the noun
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British Dictionary definitions for at any rate (1 of 2)

rate1
/ (reɪt) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Word Origin for rate

C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin rata, from Latin prō ratā parte according to a fixed proportion, from ratus fixed, from rērī to think, decide

British Dictionary definitions for at any rate (2 of 2)

rate2
/ (reɪt) /

verb

(tr) to scold or criticize severely; rebuke harshly

Word Origin for rate

C14: perhaps related to Swedish rata to chide
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Medicine definitions for at any rate

rate
[ rāt ]

n.

A quantity measured with respect to another measured quantity.
A measure of a part with respect to a whole; a proportion.
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Idioms and Phrases with at any rate (1 of 2)

at any rate

In any event, whatever the case may be; also, at least. For example, At any rate, I promise to be there even if I'm a little late, or It may not pay well, but at any rate it's a job. [Early 1600s] Also see in any case.

Idioms and Phrases with at any rate (2 of 2)

rate

see at any rate; at this rate; x-rated.

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