Could anyone tell me the difference between the 3 words? I want to register a domain name, rate something, but it is taken, so I am thinking to use grade something or rank something. The site is similar to hotornot.com. hotornot uses 10 ratings. Mine will only have 2 ratings - Positive or Negative.
To me, Rank means putting those in an order. So rank will require an review of all elements. While Rate/Grade is againt a standrad of one's own.

Grade is very close to rate. It is used very formally, especially in schools. Grade a test, not rate a test.
I am also thinking of score.
What do you think?
Could anyone tell me the difference between the 3 words? I want to register a domain name, rate something, but ... especially in schools. Grade a test, not rate a test. I am also thinking of score. What do you think?

Rank does imply an ordering. Grade is usually associated with school marks, so something like grademypicture.com sounds a bit odd. Score can mean acquire (Score two tickets to the game.) or grade. Scoremypicture.com sounds a bit off too, but is closer in meaning to rate than rank (Though maybe rank would sound better.)
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Could anyone tell me the difference between the 3 words? I want to

With the exception of 'rate' and 'grade', all of your suggestions suggest to me a wider range of values than simply positive / negative. I'd therefore prefer 'grade' (since you say that 'rate' is taken').
Another work is MARK

What do you think?

I'd rather that my name came nowhere near a site that was comparable to hotornot, thanks all the same.

Regards,
Mark Barratt
I am also thinking of score.

Another work is MARK

And another worD is "evaluate".
I'm not sure if "assess" fits your purpose.
And another worD is "evaluate". I'm not sure if "assess" fits your purpose.

How about a hotornot-type website assessmyass.com?
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How about a hotornot-type website assessmyass.com?

Wouldn't assessyoass.com be better?

Regards,
Mark Barratt
Could anyone tell me the difference between the 3 words? I want toregister a domain name, rate something, but it is taken, so I am thinking to use grade something or rank something.

Usages of these words vary with community, so

123 must specify which communities he wantsto attract to his web site.
E.g. Americans usually talk about school grades
where Britons talk about school marks. Rank
means in Britain hierarchy in general, from the
social class system to military ranks: but the
world's navies have often identified their sailors by occupational rating or rate: which is a usage
unfamiliar to civilians.
Consult a thesaurus for other appropriate words
for groups e.g. group and class. Each is so
general it needs context in order to be meaningful. E.g. Americans often disavow the notion of
social classes but American advertisers promote
the notion of financial or occupational classes
and university degrees are traditionally classified as first, second or third-class, like other usages e.g. Private First Class in the US army.

Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)