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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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The conjugation of tragen is identical to that of graben, schlagen, and fahren and that of schlafen to blasen and raten.
For instance, with reference to the Lamberti-Kirche in Munster, we read: 'The Tailor-King and his Councillors/once hung there in wind and weather;/we'll use the baskets now for diff-/erent majesties altogether' (Der Schneiderkonig sa[Beta] darin/Mit seinen beiden Raten,/Wir abet benutzen die Korbe jetzt/Fur andere Majestaten).
So, for example, the important exchange between the Minister of War and Graf Lande in Act I, Scene 2, in which the Minister of War utters the prophetic words 'Was wir fur unser Vaterland erreichen wollen, konnen wir legal erreichen', and the subsequent exchange between the Banker and his son, in which the latter remarks 'Ich wurde dir raten, auf nationale Diktatur zu setzen' (GW, III, 31), are not contained in the first version and, as Willard argues, were probably added to the second version under Piscator's influence (pp.
The information came to light when a medical examiner told prosecutors of the findings of an autopsy on the body of Raten Kumar, who was found slaughtered at his accommodation in Salmabad on January 1.