Definition for RATE

RATE, v.t.2 [Sw. rata, to refuse, to find fault; ryta, to roar, to huff; Ice. reita, or G. bereden, from reden, to speak, Sax. rædan. See Read. It is probably allied to rattle, and perhaps to L. rudo. See Class Rd, No. 71, 76, Ar.]

To chide with vehemence; to reprove; to scold; to censure violently. Go, rate thy minions, proud insulting boy. – Shak. An old lord of the council rated me the other day in the street above you, sir. – Shak.

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