to think that someone or something has a particular quality, value, or standard:
The company seems to rate him very highly (=think he is very good).
be rated (as) something
Rhodes is currently rated the top junior player in the country.
to be considered as having a particular quality, value, or standard
That rates as one of the best meals I've ever had.
2 [transitive] British English informal
if you rate someone or something, you think they are very good:
I never rated him.
3 British English spoken
if you do not rate someone's chances of achieving something, you do not think that it is likely that they will achieve it:
I don't rate your chances of getting a ticket for the Leeds game.
How do you rate your chances tomorrow (=do you think you will be successful?)?
4 [transitive] informal especially American English
to deserve something:
They rate a big thank-you for all their hard work.
a local incident that didn't rate a mention in the national press