I UK [reɪt] / US noun
Word forms "rate":
singular rate plural rates
1) [countable] the number of times something happens, or the number of examples of something within a particular period of time

a rising birth rate

a dramatic fall in the city's murder rate

rate of:

The animals were dying at a rate of three an hour.

rate of:

areas where the rate of unemployment is high

success rate:

Their success rate in recruiting new staff is very high.

a high/low rate of something:

There is a high rate of muggings and other forms of street crime in the area.

2) [countable] the speed at which something happens within a particular period of time

Doctors monitor the patient's heart rate.

The population was growing at an alarming rate.

rate of:

During this period the rate of inflation soared.

at a rate of:

Workers were leaving at a rate of one a month.

3) [countable] an amount of money that is paid or charged

plans to reduce the tax rates for people on low incomes

rate of:

The banks now pay a lower rate of interest to savers.

hourly/weekly/monthly rate:

They increased the hourly rate of pay to £8.50.

4) rates
[plural] a local tax that people in the UK paid before 1990. They now pay a similar tax called the council tax.

II UK [reɪt] / US verb
Word forms "rate":
present tense I/you/we/they rate he/she/it rates present participle rating past tense rated past participle rated
a) [transitive, often passive] to consider that someone or something has a particular quality or has achieved a particular standard or level
rate someone/something as something:

Many voters rate the environment as the number one issue.

rate someone/something highly (= approve of them):

She is rated very highly by her colleagues.

b) [intransitive] to be considered as having a particular quality
rate as:

The exhibition must rate as one of the most successful for this museum.

2) [transitive] to judge a film to be suitable for people of a particular age to see

Many films rated 15 would have been rated 18 ten years ago.

3) [transitive] to deserve something

That should rate a mention in the local newspaper!

4) [transitive] British informal to have a good opinion of someone or something

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