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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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The BHA incredulously claimed it had rated the race through the runner-up, Excelebration, who clearly ran miles below form, and then publicly stated that to give the solid foundation on which to award Frankel a rating above Dancing Brave it would require the second, third and fourth-highest rated horses in the race to run to their ratings when, in fact, they ran a combined total of around 4st below their official BHA ratings.
Then to add insult to injury because they could not get Frankel's rating above Dancing Brave on the racetrack they awarded him an extra 3lb for a performance in a race in which no-one knows which horses, if any, ran to their ratings and which cataclysmically fell apart.
Systems with bore lengths near 150 ft/ton (13 m/[kW.sub.T]) tend to have an ENERGY STAR rating near 20 while those with normalized bore lengths of 200 ft/ton (17 m/[kW.sub.T]) are more likely to have a rating above 90.
All the sites with a rating above 90 fell between 0.44 to 0.60 ft/[ft.sup.2] (1.4 to 2.0 m/[m.sup.2]).
Figure 9 indicates that 81% (13 of 16) of the GSHP buildings with independent programmable thermostat control achieved an ENERGY STAR designation and 56% (9 of 16) attained a rating above 90.
The move, which puts Athens at the lowest rating above a default, follows the eurozone's agreement on a second bailout package for debt-ridden Greece, which includes a request for banks and other private creditors to forgive the country's debts.
High-gloss Invision PX is said to have exceptional surface durability and a distinctness-of-image (DOI) rating above 80.
China was the only region in this survey to receive an average rating above 4.
Bush has not had a job approval rating above 40% since September 2006, and has not had a rating above 50% since very early in his second term (March 2005).
Every nation with a Fair Play rating above eight points will be in contention for one of three extra UEFA Cup slots and Scotland currently sit on 8.033 points.
A rating above 1.0 indicates the potential for adverse health effects, while a rating below 1.0 suggests that exposures pose little lifetime risk.
As indicated in Figure 5 these buildings received an ENERGY STAR rating above 90, with one achieving a rating of 100 (TX-ES2).
* The GSHP systems in this survey, which varied in age from three to 23 years, performed well above average ENERGY STAR ratings with 33% (12/36) receiving a rating above 90 (top 10% of buildings) and 22% (8/36) receiving a rating above 95 (top 5% of buildings).
* Buildings with central loop GSHPs and pumps did not fare as well as overall GSHPs with 10% (2/20) receiving a rating above 90 (top 10% of buildings).
TWO weeks ago, The Number Cruncher highlighted that six of the last ten winners of the Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle at the festival had posted a Racing Post Rating above 141 in hurdle races over 2m-2m71/2f in December.