Definition of Orate

1. Verb. Talk pompously.

Specialized synonyms: Bloviate
Generic synonyms: Speak, Talk
Derivative terms: Orator



Definition of Orate

1. Verb. To speak formally; to give a speech. ¹

2. Verb. To speak passionately; to preach for or against something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orate

1. to speak formally [v ORATED, ORATING, ORATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orate

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orangutang
orangutangs
orangutanlike
orangutans
orangy
orant
orants
oraria
orarian
orarians
orarion
orarions
orarium
orariums
orate (current term)
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oratio directa
oratio obliqua
oratio recta
oration
orationed
orationing
orations
orator
oratorial
oratorially
oratorian

Literary usage of Orate

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1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"I am not, he said, going to orate. You did not come here, I guess, to hear me pay ... Men are apt ... to orate on any topic that chances to be uppermost. ..."

2. A Class-book of Botany: Designed for Colleges, Academies, and Other by Alphonso Wood (1869)
"Spikelets 4—6, orate, aggregated closely, sessile and bracteate; ... plano-convex, very diverging in maturity, about twice as long as the short, orate, ..."

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