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    rate on

    Hello everyone
    I'd like to ask about the meaning of 'be rated on.'

    The context is as follows: a military division received new weapons and the battle commander asks if there are any volunteers. One of the lieutenants says:

    "My guys'll be rated on these things by the weekend, sir."
    McNeil said, "You'd better be, Lieutenant Vega, because that leads me nicely to the second part."

    Does the sentence "My guys'll be rated on these things by the weekend" mean "My guys will learn to use them properly by the weekend?"


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    Re: rate on

    Very good interpretation, you are correct. Though the word "rated" usually pertains : to estimate the value or worth of; appraise. Here it is used as : to be considered or treated as worthy of.

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    Re: rate on

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravage View Post
    Very good interpretation, you are correct. Though the word "rated" usually pertains : to estimate the value or worth of; appraise. Here it is used as : to be considered or treated as worthy of.
    Thank you very much, Ravage.

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