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An example use of rate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… uh the uh covid uh uh rate by ni by more …”
Rate means the speed at which something is moving.
the word rate occurs in english on average 66.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rate can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;