rate above (someone or something)

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rate above (someone or something)

1. 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 rates above trying to maximize the profits of corporations. Although he is largely written off by music aficionados, he still rates above nearly every other singer on the billboards every time he releases a new album.
2. 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 "rate" and "above." I wouldn't rate it above her other work, but it's still a very well-written piece of literature. We rate 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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rate (someone or something) above (someone or something else)

to judge someone to rank higher than someone else; to judge something to rank higher than something else. Do you rate Alice above Valerie? I rate chocolate ice cream above vanilla.
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Doha Bank was rated above the threshold for companies in emerging markets, as well as that of developed markets, by FTSE Russell.
CONSUMERS are expected to snap up the last of the most powerful vacuum cleaners on the market as a new law banning those rated above 900 watts comes into effect.
Over 87% of premises are rated above the legal standard of two stars.
This companys performance is rated above its pier group by the Franchisor.
And, while Federer has expressed surprise at the 21-year-old Scot being rated above world No 1 Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the eyes of the bookmakers, Murray was entirely comfortable with his odds.
The Challow has yet to be rated up, but Post jumps handicapper Steve Mason assures me both will be rated above 141.
All workshops were rated above "average" (3.00), and a majority of the workshops (twenty out of a total of twenty-three workshops) were rated above "very good" (4.00).
Attracting almost 400 000 votes, 25 per cent of the poll, the engineer, highly productive in his relatively short 53-year life, surprised many by being rated above military heroes, politicians, authors, royalty, even pop icons.
Quality and reliability are rated above average, as is the dealer experience.
The only surprise is the order of the first three, suggesting Shevchenko's incredible goals record in the world's most defensive league is rated above a player who has somewhat cruelly been called a "circus act" because flair doesn't always produce an end result.
Exhibitions are rated above catalogs, publications, the Internet, sales reps, and direct mail as a means of assisting purchasing decisions among exhibition visitors." For small businesspeople and entrepreneurs, it makes sense, then, to meet vendors and get product news straight from the source.
Of the sides that Rangers could have been drawn with, only Croatian champs Hadjuk Split were rated above Malibor.
And while Federer has expressed surprise at the 21-year-old Scot being rated above world No1 Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the eyes of the bookmakers, Murray was entirely comfortable with his odds.
The massively-in-form South African who pipped Tiger at Cog Hill is quoted at 16-1, yet has been playing superior golf to most of those rated above him, particularly Retief Goosen.
Cumbria Constabulary was rated above average in all five categories, but the Home Office's Police Standards Unit is working with Cleveland Police on problems in a number of areas.