Definitions for orateɔˈreɪt, oʊˈreɪt, ˈɔr eɪt, ˈoʊr eɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•rateɔˈreɪt, oʊˈreɪt, ˈɔr eɪt, ˈoʊr eɪt(v.i.; v.t.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.

  1. to deliver an oration, esp. to speak pompously.

Origin of orate:

1590–1600

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orate(verb)

    talk pompously

Wiktionary

  1. orate(Verb)

    To speak formally; to give a speech.

  2. orate(Verb)

    To speak passionately; to preach for or against something.

  3. Origin: Back formation from oration, from oratio, from oratus, from oro.

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