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rank above (someone or something)

1. To have a higher rank or position than someone in a business, government, or military hierarchy. Well, I technically rank above Sarah, but we operate more like equals in the office. He ranks above you, so you'd better do what he says.
2. To be considered more valuable, significant, or important than another person, thing, or group of people or things. I believe preserving the wellbeing of our fellow citizens ranks above trying to maximize the profits of corporations. Although he is largely written off by music aficionados, he still ranks above nearly every other singer on the billboards every time he releases a new album.
3. To consider someone or something to be more valuable, significant, or important than another person, thing, or group of people or things. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rank" and "above." I wouldn't rank it above her other work, but it's still a very well-written piece of literature. We rank Sarah above any other lawyers in the city, so we have full confidence in her ability to handle this case on her own.
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rank above someone

to outrank someone; to rank higher than someone. I think that I rank above you, so I will sit by the window. The boss ranks above everyone and demands that everyone recognize the fact.
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It is possible that he was not forgiven for this indisputable superiority by those who ranked above him; but, on the other hand, there was not one of his men that did not feel for him something of the affection of children for a good mother.
KARACHI -- Afghanistan's overall record is respectable enough with 59 wins against 52 losses in 115 One-day Internationals but their head-to-head record against teams ranked above them is rather disappointing.
Rayner beat several players ranked above him including Number 2 Naphong Boonyaprapa, Number 3 Connor Green, both of Nottinghamshire, and Number 4 Jie Fu Tham, of South Yorkshire, and his Ormesby team mate, Number 6 Ben Piggott.
Countries that are ranked above Qatar include Iceland (first), Switzerland (second), Finland (third), Portugal (fourth), Austria (fifth) and Norway (sixth).
The countries at the top offer little surprise; they are mostly European countries with developed economies and healthcare systems, it said, adding "in fact, 16 of the top 20 safest countries are located in Europe while only Qatar, Singapore, New Zealand, and Canada rank in the top 20 without being in Europe." Qatar, with a safety index score of 7.28, was also ranked above Singapore, Denmark, New Zealand and Canada, which ranked 8, 9, 10 and 11 with scores of 7.34, 7.41, 7.42 and 7.42, respectively.
Meanwhile in the 'Semiconductors' industry, only Nividia was ranked above TSMC globally.
Lexus, Ram, Nissan, BMW, Cadillac, MINI, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz all ranked above the industry average of 93 PP100.
MasterCard (NYSE: MA) and Visa (NYSE: V) also ranked above banks.
A total of 48 Bahraini schools ranked above the global average set for PIRLS 2016, which was conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).
In the past surveys, Thailand and Malaysia had always taken the second spot and third spot in the Asean region, except for the 2012 edition when Malaysia ranked above Thailand (52).
In a bi-annual study taken by 1,000 people, when choosing which asset type to purchase, property ranked above stocks, shares or bonds (27 per cent).
Newcastle was ranked above a number of other Northern cities, including Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield.
"For me personally, I'd say they're better than some of the teams ranked above them."
One of the family, Jonathan Fell, said: "We could never have imagined we would be ranked above some of the most wellknown attractions." Admission is free but rides cost from PS1.
Again, the school ranked above the national mean in all areas.