1. rank, be

usage: take or have a position relative to others; "This painting ranks among the best in the Western World"

2. rate, rank, range, order, grade, place, evaluate, pass judgment, judge

usage: assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

3. rank, outrank, excel, stand out, surpass

usage: take precedence or surpass others in rank


1. graded, ranked, stratified, hierarchical (vs. nonhierarchical), hierarchal, hierarchic

usage: arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks; "stratified areas of the distribution"

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