Definition for RATE

RATE, v.t.1

  1. To set a certain value on; to value at a certain price or degree of excellence. You seem not high enough your joys to rate. – Dryden. Instead of rating the man by his performances, we too frequently rate the performance by the man. – Rambler.
  2. To fix the magnitude, force or order, as of ships. A ship is rated in the first class, or as a ship of the line.

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