rate at

rate at (something)

1. To have or earn a particular rating level. The newer model is rated at a much higher energy yield than older machines. They say the battery is rated at roughly three hours per charge, but I've never gotten longer than a single hour out of it.
2. To assign someone or something a particular rating or score. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rate" and "at." The Sunday Inquirer rated the comedian at a stellar 4.5 out of 5 stars. I personally enjoyed the film despite its flaws, but I'd probably rate it more objectively at a 6 out of 10. The packaging rates the light bulb at a Level A in energy consumption.
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rate something at something

to assign a particular level of rating to something. I rate this brand at about a B-. The broker rated this stock at a buy.
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References in classic literature ?
If, then, we knew the rate at which the sea commonly wears away a line of cliff of any given height, we could measure the time requisite to have denuded the Weald.
19) The effectiveness of monetary policy, I learned, depends not only on decisions taken about the funds rate at each meeting, but also on the expectations that monetary policymakers convey to the markets about the future course of monetary policy.
I therefore view requests for changes in the discount rate as a source of information about the policy preferences of Reserve Bank presidents, specifically as a noisy indicator of the bank presidents' preferences for a change in the federal funds rate at the next FOMC meeting.
If a relatively large number of Reserve Banks request an increase in the discount rate, for example, this would suggest potential support among those presidents for an increase in the federal funds rate at the upcoming FOMC meeting.
They could accomplish this by purchasing a yen call/dollar put with a strike rate at the center of the range.
As such, the bond investment's future value is lower than that implied by the market rate at purchase, and the return on the investment is lower than the expected 12%.
Price is determined by the market interest rate at the time of sale.