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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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The total life expectancy of our country for the said period was 74.8 years, which ranks us among the countries with the lowest average life expectancy in the EU together with Latvia (75 years).
The expenditure of Pakistan on education, science and technology ranks us among the lowest in the world, in spite of the manifesto promises.
In remarks to Prensa Latina some months ago, the cabinet member stressed that "our country currently allots 1.78% of its Gross Domestic Product to scientific research, a figure that ranks us among developed countries including Spain and Italy.