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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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ENPNewswire-August 20, 2019--UNIVERSITY OF MUNSTER RANKS AMONG THE TOP TEN UNIVERSITIES IN GERMANY; Shanghai University released the 2019 'Academic Ranking of World Universities'
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The University of Cyprus (UCy) now ranks among the best 200 Universities in Europe, according to the Times "Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015-16.
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Rick Perry - has not only become the longest-serving governor in state history, but also ranks among the 10 longest-serving governors in American history, said Eric Ostermeier, a research associate at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, who writes the Smart Politics blog there.
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Summary: Lewis Hamilton believes his superb victory in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix ranks among his best three results in Formula One.
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Dean Garten is ignoring INSEAD, which is a global business school with full-fledged campuses located in both France and Singapore that consistently ranks among the world's top 10 MBA programs.
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