Từ điển Collocation
ADJ. constant, expected, regular, steady | slow the slow rate of change | fast, rapid | alarming, phenomenal The costs of the project are rising at an alarming rate. | low There is a low survival rate among babies born before 22 weeks. | high | ever-increasing, rocketing | seasonally-adjusted The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in December stood at 5%. | success | divorce, marriage | death, mortality | survival | birth, fertility | accident | crime | growth, inflation | metabolic, pulse, respiratory We need to eat less as we get older and our metabolic rate slows down.
VERB + RATE improve, increase, speed up | cut, hold down, reduce, slow down trying to hold down the rate of inflation | stabilize | maintain | increase
RATE + VERB be/go/shoot up, grow, increase, rise, rocket, skyrocket, soar | be/come/go down, decline, decrease, drop, fall, plummet, plunge, slow, slip
PREP. at a/the ~ The water was escaping at a rate of 200 gallons a minute.
2 amount of money paid
ADJ. competitive, cheap, low, moderate, reasonable We have a wide range of vehicles available for hire at competitive rates. Calls are cheap rate after 6 p.m. | extortionate, high | excellent, good | poor The account offers a poor rate of interest. | fixed, flat You can opt to pay a flat rate for unlimited Internet access. | usual | going I’ll pay you at the going rate (= the present usual rate of payment). | variable | annual, hourly, weekly | base, basic, standard | top paying the top rate of tax | average | market current market rates for borrowing | group, preferential, reduced Ask about the special group rates for entrance to the house and gardens. | bank, exchange, interest, lending, mortgage, tax
VERB + RATE determine, fix, set | increase, lift, put up, raise | cut, lower, reduce | hold We will hold these rates until 1 April. | charge They charge the usual rate of interest. | pay | give (sb), offer (sb)
RATE + VERB go/shoot up, increase, rise Their hourly rates have gone up. | come/go down, drop | fluctuate Exchange rates are fluctuating wildly. | apply to sth Standard rates of interest apply to these loans.
PREP. at a/the ~ borrowing money at a high rate of interest | ~ for the average rate for an unskilled worker | ~ of an increase in the rate of taxation
PHRASES a drop in interest rates, a rise in mortgage rates, etc. a one-point rise in base lending rates | a rate of return safe investments which give a good rate of return
More information about PER CENT
indicators ~ be down/up With the share price down at 234p, it might be time to start buying. The CAC index was up 18.84 points.
~ reach sth, stand at sth Consumer confidence reached a 30-year high. Second quarter sales stood at £ 18 billion.
~ be/remain unchanged The 100 Share Index remained unchanged at 5297.
~ gain (sth) The share gained 19 cents to close at 4.38.
~ suffer (sth) Profit margins suffered when the company lowered prices to remain competitive.
~ climb, edge up, go up, increase ( ~ increase in value for currencies), jump, rise, rocket, shoot up, skyrocket, soar (+ by, from, to or no preposition) Earnings per share climbed from 3.5p to 5.1p. The pound has increased in value relative to the euro. Profits have shot up by a staggering 25%. Oil prices have skyrocketed.
~ come/go down, crash, decline, decrease ( ~ decrease in value for currencies), dive, drop, fall, plummet, plunge, shrink, slip, slump (+ by, from, to or no preposition) Banana exports crashed nearly 50%. The pound fell to a 14-year low against the dollar. Net income plummeted to USD 3.7 million.
Từ điển WordNet
- amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis; charge per unit
a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5
- a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
the rate of change was faster than expected
- the relative speed of progress or change; pace
he lived at a fast pace
he works at a great rate
the pace of events accelerated
- a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure
the literacy rate
the retention rate
the dropout rate
- assign a rank or rating to; rank, range, order, grade, place
how would you rank these students?
The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide
- be worthy of or have a certain rating
This bond rates highly
- estimate the value of; value
How would you rate his chances to become President?
Gold was rated highly among the Romans
English Synonym and Antonym Dictionary
syn.: appraise categorize classify estimate evaluate grade group measure position rank value