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Synonyms of rate in English:


  • 1 a fixed rate of interest the maximum rate of taxation
    percentage, ratio, proportion, scale, standard
  • 2 boats can be hired for a reasonable daily rate an hourly rate of $30
    charge, price, cost, tariff, hire, fare, figure, amount, outlay;
    fee, remuneration, pay, payment, wage, allowance
  • 3 the rate of change was very fast
    speed, pace, tempo, velocity, momentum;
    informalclip, lick
  • Phrases

    at a rate of knots

    it is obviously improving at a rate of knots
    [Antonyms] slowly
    rapidly, speedily, swiftly, quickly, fast, post-haste, at (full) speed, at the speed of light, at full tilt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a gallop;
    promptly, immediately, briskly;
    informalp.d.q. (pretty damn quick), double quick, at a lick, hell for leather, pronto, at the double, at wasp speed, a mile a minute, like the wind, like a bomb, like a bat out of hell, like a scalded cat, like the deuce, like nobody's business, like (greased) lightning, like a madman/madwoman
    North American informallickety-split

    at any rate

    at any rate, I think I'm in with a chance
    whatever happens, no matter what happens, come what may, regardless, notwithstanding


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  • 1 they were asked to rate their ability at different driving manoeuvres
    assess, evaluate, appraise, weigh up, judge, estimate, calculate, compute, gauge, measure, adjudge, value, put a value on;
    grade, rank, classify, class, categorize, position, place
  • 2 the scheme was rated as no more than moderately effective
    consider to be, judge to be, reckon to be, think to be, hold to be, deem to be, find to be;
    regard, account, esteem, mark down as, look on, count
  • 3 his statement rated only a brief mention near the end of the report
    merit, deserve, warrant, be worthy of, be worth, be entitled to, be deserving of, have a claim to, have a right to
  • 4 informal I think he's okay, but Benny doesn't rate him
    think highly of, have a high opinion of, admire, think much of, set much store by, hold in esteem, esteem, value, hold in high regard
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