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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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Research from the show visitors highlighted that the largest single motivation for visiting EcoVelocity was to see and testdrive the latest vehicles, ranking above money-saving and environmental concerns.
During the global financial tsunami in 2008, the company's managerial staffers ranking above vice manager received pay cut of 10% and basic-level engineers took unpaid leave.
4 : a commissioned officer in the navy or coast guard ranking above a lieutenant junior grade
These investments should, the two groups believe, deliver returns commensurate with their position in the capital structure (being higher than the senior loan return) and, whilst ranking above the common equity, may also have part of their return or "upside" linked to equity returns.<p>"With Evans Randall as an active property investor and borrower in the European real estate market, the joint venture will have considerable knowledge of what other borrowers require which, when combined with the undoubted skills and excellent reputation of the execution team, will be a strong competitive advantage," said Mr.
Well, perhaps we did smile a bit when it said California's student achievement on national standardized tests is near the bottom of the 50 states, ranking above only Louisiana and Mississippi.
One in two people says a welcoming grin is the first thing they notice in a person, ranking above the figure, which only rated as most important for one in six.
Reporting on training provided by vendors, libraries give an overall ranking above "adequate" but shoft of "good." All libraries present a basic introduction about their system to their staffs, but then train staff only in the modules they need for their basic work assignments.
Research from the show visitors highlighted that the largest single motivation for visiting EcoVelocity was to see and test drive the latest vehicles, ranking above money saving and environmental concerns.
2 : an enlisted person in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman apprentice