**Business / Taxes / Annual Percentage Rate (APR):** A loan's annual percentage rate, or APR, is what credit costs you each year, expressed as a percentage of the loan amount. The APR, which is usually higher than the nominal, or named, rate you're quoted for a loan, includes most of a loan's up-front fees as well as the annual interest rate. You should use APR, which is a more accurate picture of the cost of borrowing than the interest rate alone, to compare various loans youâ€™re considering.

**Percentage Verb Synonyms**: share, part, portion, proportion, interest, piece, cut

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**Rate Verb Synonyms**: measure, pace, gait, speed, velocity, clip

**Rate Noun Synonyms**: rank, grade, class, classify, evaluate, estimate, calculate, compute, count, reckon, judge, gauge, assess, appraise, measure

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Business / Taxes / Periodic Interest Rate: The periodic interest rate, sometimes called the nominal rate, is the interest rate a lender charges on the amount you borrow. Lenders are also required to tell you what a loan will actually cost per MORE

Business / Finance / Annual Rate Of Return: There are many ways of calculating the annual rate of return. If the rate of return is calculated on a monthly basis, we sometimes multiply this by 12 to express an annual rate of return. This is ofte MORE

Business / Accounting / Interest Rate: The cost of using money, expressed as an annual percentage. MORE