rate as (something)

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rate as (something)

1. To be considered as having particular rank, designation, or characterization. The company still rates as one of the most profitable businesses in the world. Some of it has become pretty clichéd by today's standards, but I'd say it still rates as a fantastic horror movie in its own right.
2. To consider someone or something to have a particular rate, designation, or characterization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rate" and "as." I'd have to rate that as one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. I still rate Tom as a great writer, even if his last book was a little underwhelming.
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rate someone or something as something

to assign a particular rating to someone or something. I rate her as a number four. The judge rated my cake as second place.
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Meanwhile, of the 62 percent who rated themselves as non-poor, a record-high 15 percent said they pulled themselves out of poverty.
A study has shown 76% of people rated themselves as seven or more out of 10 when asked to gauge how satisfied they were with life.
More than 1,000 people in 155 different countries were polled and almost two-thirds of Irish people rated themselves as thriving.
As an added twist, all students accepted for the study had completed a questionnaire about their specific abilities and had rated themselves as either artistic but not athletic, or vice versa.
The self-rated poverty SWS poll released on Thursday showed that 42 percent or about 9.4 million Filipino families rated themselves as 'mahirap' (poor).
An official of MalacaNang viewed the recent poll of Social Weather Stations (SWS) on self-rated poverty in a positive light, focusing on the slight dip in number of families who rated themselves as food poor.