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Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

For example, an interest rate is determined by the ratio between the principal and interest.

Rate is also used synonymously with tax.


noun amount, assessment, charge, cost, expense, fare, fee, hire, magno, obligation, pace, parvo emere, price, quotation, standard, tempo, valuation, value, velocity, worth
Associated concepts: legal rate of interest, rate of exchange


verb aestimare, appraise, apprize, assess, class, classify, compute, determine, esteem, estimate, evaluate, figure, fix the price of, gauge, grade, judge, measure, merit, price, quantify, rank, reckon, set a value on, tag, value, weigh
See also: amount, appraise, arrange, assess, assessment, calculate, caliber, charge, classify, cost, criticize, differential, duty, earnings, estimate, evaluate, expense, face amount, frequency, gauge, inveigh, levy, measure, organize, par, pigeonhole, price, quality, rebuke, reprehend, sum, tax, worth

RATE. A public valuation or assessment of every man's estate; or the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.; Harr. Dig. h.t.; 1 Hopk. C. R. 87.

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Country: NorwaySector: Electronics, Construction/Real EstateTarget: Lindab International ABBuyer: Unnamed buyerVendor: Ratos ABDeal size in USD: 58.
As part of Phillips Plastics, Medisize will be in a better position to pursue further growth opportunities and expand its geographic footprint, Ratos said.
Ratos and co-owner IK Investment Partners have agreed to sell Superfos to UK sector player RPC Group plc (LON: RPC) for some EUR200m.
Country: , Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, FinlandSector: MediaTarget: UAB Forum CinemasBuyer: Ratos ABVendor: Sanoma OyjDeal size in USD: 165mType: LBO, DivestmentStatus: AgreedComment: Deal size is combined for all units.
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Ratos launched the offer on 1 December, saying it would take Biolin Scientific private for SEK11.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-September 14, 2010--Swedish Ratos eyes to sell 70% of Bisnode for EUR800m, paper says(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Thanks to the acquisition, Stofa will further strengthen its position as the second-biggest cable TV operator in Denmark, while significantly boosting its customer base, Ratos CEO, Arne Karlsson, commented.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-31 August 2010-Swedish Ratos refinances holding in HL Display(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Country: , DenmarkSector: Paper/Packaging/Office SuppliesTarget: Superfos Industries ASBuyer: RPC Group PlcVendor: Ratos AB , IK Investment PartnersDeal size in USD: 264.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-20 August 2010-Swedish Ratos profit rises to SEK597m in H1 2010(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.