rank with

rank 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 ranks with the most profitable businesses in the world. I really think she ranks 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 "rank" and "with." Many people rank the exquisite building with the greatest pieces of architecture in the world. I still rank Tom with the best writers out there today, even if his last book was a little underwhelming.
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rank someone with someone

to judge someone to be equal with someone. Would you rank Tom with Donna? Fred ranked himself with Tom when it came to diving.
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rank with someone or something

to be equal to someone or something. Do you think Sarah ranks with Albert? No one ranks with Albert. The food at that restaurant ranks with that of the best places in New York.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Why do that pair of flaunting girls, with the pert, affected laugh and the sly leer at the by-standers, intrude themselves into the same rank with yonder decorous matron, and that somewhat prudish maiden?
In its immediate neighbourhood, Pakistan fares better than India ranked at 128 with 54.6 points (a 1.1 point decrease from last year); China at 139 with 52.7 points (improvement of 0.2 points); Iran at 171 rank with a score of 41.8 showing an improvement of 1.5 points from last year.
It is not therefore surprising that women attempting to prove themselves of equal rank with the men they claimed as husbands laid great stress on being daughters of 'respectable' men, while the alleged husbands did all they could to disparage the status of the fathers.
As can be seen from Table I, when rank is considered in isolation, the overall job satisfaction score is lowest for lecturers (4.118) and it increases progressively for each higher rank with a final job satisfaction score of 4.484 for professors.