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verb rank pronunciation in American English /ræŋk/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrank
he/she/itranks
present participleranking
past tenseranked
past participleranked
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to be good, bad, important, unimportant, etc. compared with other similar people or things
    rank high/low etc.:

    We live in a society in which comfort ranks very high.

    rank as:

    This must rank as one of the most violent movies ever made.

    rank among:

    Flying still ranks among the safest forms of travel.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to put someone or something into a position according to their success, importance, size, etc.

    Nomura is now ranked third among the world's information services companies.

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