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Definition of Rate

Rate

  1. To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently.
  2. Established portion or measure; fixed allowance.
  3. That which is established as a measure or criterion; degree; standard; rank; proportion; ratio; as, a slow rate of movement; rate of interest is the ratio of the interest to the principal, per annum.
  4. Valuation; price fixed with relation to a standard; cost; charge; as, high or low rates of transportation.
  5. A tax or sum assessed by authority on property for public use, according to its income or value; esp., in England, a local tax; as, parish rates; town rates.
  6. Order; arrangement.
  7. Ratification; approval.
  8. The gain or loss of a timepiece in a unit of time; as, daily rate; hourly rate; etc.
  9. The order or class to which a war vessel belongs, determined according to its size, armament, etc.; as, first rate, second rate, etc.
  10. The class of a merchant vessel for marine insurance, determined by its relative safety as a risk, as A1, A2, etc.
  11. To set a certain estimate on; to value at a certain price or degree.
  12. To assess for the payment of a rate or tax.
  13. To settle the relative scale, rank, position, amount, value, or quality of; as, to rate a ship; to rate a seaman; to rate a pension.
  14. To ratify.
  15. To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the line.
  16. To make an estimate.

Rate Quotations

Where you have the most armed citizens in America, you have the lowest violent crime rate. Where you have the worst gun control, you have the highest crime rate.
Ted Nugent

It's been proven by quite a few studies that plants are good for our psychological development. If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down. Torture victims begin to recover when they spend time outside in a garden with flowers. So we need them, in some deep psychological sense, which I don't suppose anybody really understands yet.
Jane Goodall

If the rate of expansion one second after the Big Bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, it would have recollapsed before it reached its present size. On the other hand, if it had been greater by a part in a million, the universe would have expanded too rapidly for stars and planets to form.
Stephen Hawking

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate. - Thomas J. Watson
If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.
Thomas J. Watson

When cattle ranchers clear rain forests to raise beef to sell to fast-food chains that make hamburgers to sell to Americans, who have the highest rate of heart disease in the world (and spend the most money per GNP on health care), we can say easily that business is no longer developing the world. We have become its predator.
Paul Hawken
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Rate Translations

rate in Afrikaans is verhouding
rate in Danish is vurdere
rate in Dutch is proportie, verhouding, evenredigheid
rate in Finnish is arvioida
rate in German is bewerten, Frequenz
rate in Italian is ritmo, rata, rapporto, tariffa, parte
rate in Spanish is cadencia, fila, lote, proporcion, arancel, valorar
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