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..

Pace

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

Consider

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

Deserve

Your joke did not rate a laugh.











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