ratenoun [C]uk us /reɪt/
rate noun [C] (MEASURE)
- 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 us /reɪt/
rate verb [T] (JUDGE)
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rate verb [T] (TAX)