ratenoun [ C ]uk /reɪt/ us /reɪt/
rate noun [ C ] (MEASURE)
Although she's recovering from her illness, her rate of progress is quite slow. 儘管病情正在好轉，但她康復的速度仍很慢。
- 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)
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)." 「你認爲她作為一個歌手錶現如何？」「我認為她不怎麽樣。」
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. 撞車事故太頻繁了，所以除非造成多人死亡，否則報紙對這樣的事都不屑一提。