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To say that something has a particular quality or feature

rate

verb

to consider that someone or something has a particular quality or has achieved a particular standard or level

term

verb

to use a particular word or phrase to describe or refer to someone or something

attribute to

to think of someone or something as having a particular quality or feature

represent

verb

to describe someone or something in a particular way, especially when this influences other people’s opinions

brand

verb

to describe someone or something as a bad person or thing, especially when they do not deserve this

designate

verb

to give someone or something a particular name, title, or description

peg

verb

to consider someone as being a particular type of person or having particular qualities

say a lot/very little etc for

to show that someone or something has a lot/very little etc of a particular quality

credit with

to say or believe that someone has a particular quality

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