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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But more than one in four, or 27%, rated themselves above five out of 10 in a scale where zero rated as "not all anxious" and 10 rated as "completely anxious" when answering the question "how anxious did you feel yesterday?" compared to more than half, or 57%, with ratings of less than four out of 10.
When asked how anxious they felt yesterday, more than one in four rated themselves above five out of 10, in a scale where zero rated as "not at all anxious" and 10 was "completely anxious".
But more than one in four, or 27 percent, rated themselves above five out
Sylvain Gagnon and his team told the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal that virtually all drivers, men and women, young and old, rated themselves above the "average motorist" and thought they were superior.