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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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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.
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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.
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Bulgaria offers the lowest taxes in the European Union, which combined with the available skilled labor and the lowest operating costs, rank us among the best business destinations in the Union, was highlighted during the discussion.
Our overall ranking from our employees improved from 79 percent in 2013 (which is a fairly middle-of-the-road number for Arkansas companies in this program) to 89 percent, which would rank us among the scores for the state's best places to work.
Our year-over-year production growth of over 8% is expected to rank us among the leaders in our peer group for 2008.