rate-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: determine a standard; estimate a capacity or measurement

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[instrument] RATE NP2[patient] PP NP1[instrument] RATE NP2[patient] ADVP NP1[instrument] RATE NP2[patient] COMP
NOTE: focus is on a measurable attribute of the object (often official), an assigned standard for it.

Tests rate this water-resistant watch to 100 meters.
This circuit is not rated to carry so much current.
John is now rated as a grand master of chess, not just a master.
They rate its fuel economy at 25 miles a gallon in the city.
Those state bonds are currently rated as junk.
I thought this movie was rated PG-13!

VerbNet: price-54.4
FrameNet: Assessing
PropBank: rate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 2: give a value judgement; form an opinion of

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 RATE NP2[patient[concrete]] NP3 NP1 RATE NP2[patient[concrete]] ADVP NP1 RATE NP2[patient[concrete]] PP{P NP[attribute]}
NOTE: focus is on a (subjectively) perceived quality of the object.

This olive oil is rated highly for its pure color and full fruity flavor.
Our boss thinks John rates a raise for his great performance last quarter.
Some critics rate her as the best dancer in the world today.
Most of us, I suspect, would easily rate him as the worst president in human history.
I rate cars as one of the worst polluters of the environment.
So tell me, how would you rate my cooking?
Five critics rated the movie 'excellent' while three others considered it 'good'.

VerbNet: consider-29.9-1,masquerade-29.6
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: rate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 3: to rebuke angrily

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[actor] RATE NP2[recipient]

She rated the teenager for throwing a fast food container out his car window.
Sally grew tired of listening to the couple next door rating each other every night.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM