I. verb (rated; rating) Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to rebuke angrily or violently 2. obsolete to drive away by scolding intransitive verb to voice angry reprimands II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin rata, from Latin (pro) rata (parte) according to a fixed proportion Date: 15th century 1. a. reckoned value ; valuation b. obsolete estimation 2. obsolete a fixed quantity 3. a. a fixed ratio between two things b. a charge, payment, or price fixed according to a ratio, scale, or standard: as (1) a charge per unit of a public-service commodity (2) a charge per unit of freight or passenger service (3) a unit charge or ratio used in assessing property taxes (4) British a local tax 4. a. a quantity, amount, or degree of something measured per unit of something else <
her typing rate was 80 words per minute
b. an amount of payment or charge based on another amount; specifically the amount of premium per unit of insurance 5. relative condition or quality ; class III. verb (rated; rating) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. obsolete allot 2. a. to set an estimate on ; value, esteem <
black is rated very high this season
b. to determine or assign the relative rank or class of ; grade <
rate a seaman
c. to estimate the normal capacity or power of 3. consider, regard <
was rated an excellent pianist
4. to fix the amount of premium to be charged per unit of insurance on 5. to have a right to ; deserve <
she rated special privileges
intransitive verb to enjoy a status of special privilege <
really rates with the boss
Synonyms: see estimate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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