Rate \Rate\ (r[=a]t), v. t. & i. [Perh. fr. E. rate, v. t., to value at a certain rate, to estimate, but more prob. fr. Sw. rata to find fault, to blame, to despise, to hold cheap; cf. Icel. hrat refuse, hrati rubbish.] To chide with vehemence; to scold; to censure violently; to berate. --Spenser. [1913 Webster +PJC] Go, rate thy minions, proud, insulting boy! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Conscience is a check to beginners in sin, reclaiming them from it, and rating them for it. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]