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rank higher than (one)

To have a higher rank or position than one in a business, government, or military hierarchy. Well, I technically rank higher than Sarah, but we operate more like equals in the office. He ranks higher than you, so you'd better do what he says.
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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 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 as (something)

1. To be considered as having particular rank, designation, or characterization. The company still ranks as one of the most profitable businesses in the world. Some of it has become pretty clichéd by today's standards, but I'd say it still ranks as a fantastic horror movie in its own right.
2. To consider someone or something to have a particular rank, designation, or characterization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rank" and "as." I'd have to rank that as one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. I still rank Tom as a great writer, even if his last book was a little underwhelming.
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rank on (someone or something)

slang To criticize or complain about someone or something in a petty and naggingly critical manner. You know, the way you rank on the boss all the time is getting pretty old. So many people waste their breaths ranking on the government but won't vote or take any action to improve things.
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rank out

slang To criticize, demean, or complain about someone or something in a petty or naggingly critical manner. The boss ranks out anyone who disagrees with her in front of the entire office. My parents ranked me out a bit for what had happened, but I was expecting it to be much worse.
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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 below (someone or something)

1. To have a lower rank or position than someone in a business, government, or military hierarchy. Well, I technically rank below Sarah, but we operate more like equals in the office. He ranks below you, so he had better start following your orders.
2. To be considered less valuable, significant, or important than another person, thing, or group of people or things. I personally believe that trying to maximize the profits of corporations ranks below preserving the wellbeing of our fellow citizens. His music is very popular across the globe, even though he tends to rank below most "serious" musical artists.
3. To consider someone or something to be less 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 "below." It's still very well-written, but I would probably rank it below her other work. I have to rank the driver below others I've had through your service. He was very unprofessional.
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