rank among

rank among (someone or something)

1. To be considered a part of some particular group of people or things, especially the best, worst, or some other superlative. Their latest device ranks among the most advanced consumer technology available. They have got to rank among the worst customer service I've ever had to deal with before.
2. To consider someone or something to belong to or be a part of some particular group of people or things, especially the best, worst, or some other superlative. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rank" and "among." I'd have to rank this among the most delicious pizza I've ever eaten. I hope you know that I rank you among my very best friends.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

rank someone among something

to judge someone to be essentially equal to a specific group of people. I don't rank Kelly among the best drivers in the world. Our committee ranked Fred among the best of the current applicants.
See also: among, rank

rank among something

to be included in a particular group. In my opinion, Kelly ranks among the very best. Tom ranks among the most widely known of the contemporary writers.
See also: among, rank
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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By method and discipline are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and the control of military expenditure.
Rose was powerful in frame and fearless in spirit; and soon by his daring deeds took his rank among the first braves of the tribe.
Hilbery, in virtue of her position as the only child of the poet, was spiritually the head of the family, and Katharine, her daughter, had some superior rank among all the cousins and connections, the more so because she was an only child.
But he must not rank among the number of his reasonable anticipations the expectation of getting a night's rest.
This theory was impossible of acceptance by the male understanding, but the conception of a faulty female leg was of so prodigious originality as to rank among the most brilliant feats of philosophical speculation!
CHAUCER begins his description of the people who were gathered at the Tabard Inn with the knight, who was the highest in rank among them.
If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
But the proposal was not to rank among the world's great love scenes.
We do not claim to rank among the military novelists.
Instead of discussing her claim to rank among ladies, it would be preferable to regard Phoebe as the example of feminine grace and availability combined, in a state of society, if there were any such, where ladies did not exist.
Cedric, seated in equal rank among his countrymen, seemed yet, by common consent, to act as chief of the assembly.
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Download Aoun congratulates AUB on first ranking among Arab Universities NNA - President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, on Tuesday felicitated the American University of Beirut (AUB) on reaping the first rank among 1000 Arab universities according to the global QS rating for the Arab universities 2017-2018.