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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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13, 2017, the fund has modified a non-fundamental investment policy to permit the fund to invest up to 55% of its assets in securities rated below investment grade.
A non-diversified, closed-end management investment company, the fund seeks current income and preservation of capital and also to achieve its investment objective by investing in senior, secured loans made to companies whose debt is rated below investment grade and investments with similar characteristics.
The bank has outstanding loans worth USD1.5bn to energy companies rated below investment grade and USD2.7bn in unfunded commitments.
found Birmingham's balti area was the best, with a top score of 4.9 and no premises rated below three.
Francome omitted to mention the fact that the vast majority of horses in training are rated below 60 - a statistic, I am sure he is well aware of.
The fund will track the performance of the S&P Municipal Yield Index, a market value-weighted index with 70 percent of its market value allocated to high yield bonds that are non-rated or rated below investment grade, 20 percent to 'Baa' or 'BBB' rated bonds, and 10 percent to 'A' rated bonds.
Those rated below 36 are banned from Flat races and any horse rated below 40 will have to race off that mark next year.
That means Perkins,bizarrely snubbed at his natural weight in favour of a southern boxer rated below him, will join superheavyweight hope David Price on the plane to Bulgaria.
A provision of the company's current receivables sale facility specifies that with notice, the facility can be terminated if PolyOne's senior debt is rated below BB- by Standard & Poor's or below Ba3 by Moody's.
Only 11pc of directors believe businessmen with Merseyside accents are successful or honest and they are rated below every other region for being hard-working and reliable.
The firm says that last year, performance reviews were so inflated that virtually no one was rated below average.
However, options for co-ops rated below BBB were very limited and these co-ops struggled to find ways to end their financing woes.
A non-diversified, closed-end management investment company, the fund seeks current income and preservation of capital by investing in senior, secured loans made to companies whose debt is rated below investment grade and investments with similar characteristics.
Charles Egerton's dual-purpose performer won off a mark of 79, improving his figures when rated below 80 in Flat handicaps to 1411.
High-yield debt is rated below Baa3 by Moody's Investors Service and BBB- at Standard & Poor's.