ratenoun [ C ]uk /reɪt/ us /reɪt/
rate noun [ C ] (MEASURE)
Although she's recovering from her illness, her rate of progress is quite slow. 尽管病情正在好转，但她康复的速度仍很慢。
- Over the last year, the rate of inflation has crept up to almost 7 percent.
- The success rate was abnormally high.
- We'll be lucky if we get there by midnight at this rate.
- The city's most shocking statistic is its high infant mortality rate.
- The survey found no correspondence between crime and unemployment rates.
rate noun [ C ] (PAYMENT)
- The new phone rates will affect all consumers including businesses.
- The lower tax rate is particularly advantageous to poorer families.
- Our expectations are that the UK will cut its interest rate.
- We charge a flat rate of $25 per hour.
- The hotel has a special discount rate for newlyweds.
rate noun [ C ] (TAX)
rateverb [ T ]uk /reɪt/ us /reɪt/
rate verb [ T ] (JUDGE)
informal "What do you think of her as a singer?" "I don't really rate her (= I do not think that she is very good)." “你认为她作为一个歌手表现如何？”“我认为她不怎么样。”
Traffic accidents are so frequent that they don't rate a mention (= are not considered to be worth reporting) in the newspaper unless a lot of people are killed. 撞车事故太频繁了，所以除非造成多人死亡，否则报纸对这样的事儿都不屑一提。