rate below

rate below (someone or something)

1. 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 rates below preserving the wellbeing of our fellow citizens. His music is very popular across the globe, even though he tends to rate below most "serious" musical artists.
2. 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 "rate" and "below." It's still very well-written, but I would probably rate it below her other work. I have to rate my last driver below others I've had through your service. He was very unprofessional.
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rate (someone or something) below (someone or something else)

to judge someone to rank lower than someone else; to judge something to rank lower than something else. I have to rate Carol below Donna in this regard. We all rate plain chocolate ice cream below rocky road ice cream.
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in a recent report has said that Pakistan's economy is expected to grow at a rate below 4 percent in the year 2019-20.
Moreover, 36 districts reported an unemployment rate below 4 percent, according to aSPSVaR.
These types of retail to industrial/logistics space conversions are primarily located in areas with a median household income rate below the national average and in markets that have an industrial vacancy rate below 5%.
Four areas reported a shift-fill rate below 80% during the day - Wansbeck General Hospital's palliative care unit (78%); Alnwick Infirmary (70%); Berwick Infirmary (76%) and the Whalton Unit, Morpeth (75%).
Four areas reported a shift fill rate below 80% during the day - Wansbeck General Hospital's palliative care unit - 78%; Alnwick Infirmary - 70%; Berwick Infirmary - 76% and the Whalton Unit, Morpeth - 75%.
A rate below 70 percent is a major reason you have to fear for failed operation followed by deficit," he said.
Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS) and Natwest could become the first UK banks to charge customers to hold their cash if the UK's central bank takes its rate below zero.
* The unemployment rate fell in 21 states in March; 30 states had an unemployment rate below the national rate of 5.0 percent.
The committee' s decision was unanimous and reflected a wish to curb the inflation rate below the target of 6.5 percent set for 2015.
He added keeping the rate below 4% is a secure level and a boost to sustainable development in the kingdom.
The tax rebates and utility incentives that require energy modeling often require an error rate below 30% to calibrate building models to monthly utility bills.
That means Rohani has already met his promise of getting the inflation rate below 20 percent by the end of the Persian year next March.
A growth rate above +1.0 percent is usually a signal of future growth in industry activity, while a growth rate below -1.0 percent points to a decrease in activity.
European Central Bank (ECB) decided to slash benchmark interest to 0.15%, down from 0.25%, in a move aimed at stimulating economic growth in the Eurozone.It also lowered the deposit rate below zero, placing it at -0.1%.
On Thursday, Abe expressed hope that the BOJ would set its key policy interest rate below zero, urging the bank to stimulate lending even by keeping the interest rate below zero.