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English definition of “rank”

rank

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]     /ræŋk/
C1 to have a position higher or lower than others, or to be considered to have such a position: A captain ranks (= has a position) above a lieutenant. My entry was ranked third in the flower show. She ranked the bottles in order of size along the shelf. In my opinion, he ranks among the theatre's greatest actors. 2012 must rank as (= be) the most difficult year for Europe since the 30s.Classifying and creating order
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