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What is the
difference between Rat and Rate?
What is the difference between Rat and Rate? :
Rat : (noun)
( 1 ) Rodent that looks like a mouse (but bigger than a mouse)
( 2 ) Disloyal person especially one who deserts a cause in times of difficulty
He has changed sides. He is a dirty rat.
( 3 ) Unpleasant or despicable man
People call him a rat.
Rate : (noun)
( 1 ) Standard or reckoning obtained by expressing the quality or amount of one thing in relation to another
He can walk at the rate of two kilometers an hour.
( 2 ) Measure of value, charge or cost
Surveys are offered at reasonable rates.
( 3 ) Speed of movement, change, etc..
At the rate you work, you will never finish.
He drives at a dreadful rate.
Her pulse rate dropped suddenly.
( 4 ) Tax on land and buildings paid to local governments or authorities
We pay high rate of tax for this business.
Rate : (verb)
( 1 ) Estimate the worth or value of something / someone
She is highly rated as a novelist.
I do not rate this play at all.
What do you rate his income at?
( 2 ) Regard something / someone
Do you rate me among your friends?
I rate her among my fast friends.
( 3 ) Value property in order to assess rates
This house is rated at forty thousand rupees per annum.
( 4 ) Rank
That task rates low on my priority list.
( 5 ) Be worthy of something
Your joke did not rate a laugh.
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