rate

1
[ reyt ]
/ reɪt /

noun

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

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

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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

Definition for rates (2 of 2)

rate2
[ reyt ]
/ reɪt /

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

to chide vehemently; scold.

Origin of rate

2
1350–1400; Middle English (a)raten, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian rata to reject

OTHER WORDS FROM rate

rat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rates (1 of 3)

rates
/ (reɪts) /

pl n

(in some countries) a tax levied on property by a local authority

British Dictionary definitions for rates (2 of 3)

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 rates (3 of 3)

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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Medical definitions for rates

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 rates

rate

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

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