rate with

rate with (someone or something)

1. To be considered equal or comparable to someone or something else in value, ability, significance, importance, etc. Even after so many years, the company still rates with the most profitable businesses in the world. I really think she rates with the likes of Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin—her voice is just that good.
2. To consider someone or something to be equal or comparable to someone or something else in value, ability, significance, importance, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rate" and "with." Many people rate the exquisite building with the greatest pieces of architecture in the world. I still rate Tom with the best writers out there today, even if his last book was a little underwhelming.
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rate (someone or something) with (someone or something else)

to judge someone or something to be equal to someone or something else. I rate Fred with Don. They are equally good. Vanilla is very nice, but I don't rate it with chocolate ice cream.
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rate with someone

to be in someone's favor; to be thought of highly by someone. Ann is great. She really rates with me. She doesn't rate with me at all.
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Maintaining the current rate with a deferral of the future reductions to eight percent would forestall an immediate, material erosion of Ontario's competitive business advantages.
Likewise, if you're planning to stay in the home you're buying for just a few years, an ARM with an adjustment interval of five years would give you the advantages of a lower interest rate with none of the risks - as long as you sell before the five years are up.
The floating rate with a cap offers the prepayment flexibility of a floating rate but with the protection of a maximum rate, or a cap.