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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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The new notes are rated in line with Danske's Long-Term IDR and existing senior debt rating as Fitch views the probability of default on these as the same as the probability of default of the bank.
When assessing the likelihood of parental support for foreign subsidiaries, Moody's typically uses the parent's unsupported rating as the anchor rating of the support provider, which is at ba1 for Burgan-SAK.
Large employers in Rochester see community rating as their contribution to the community in keeping the cost of health insurance and health care affordable for everyone.
The appeal may be especially great to companies that have experienced a downgrading in credit rating as a result of a buyout but expect debt paydowns from asset sales to lead to an upgrade.