orate

[ aw-reyt, oh-reyt, awr-eyt, ohr-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF orate
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We do not all want to sing or all want to orate or all want to paint.

He longed to orate about the woman who had his heart; yet she was the one topic that must be shirked.

Then the lawyer with the black beard arose and began to orate.

Billy, he opened his mouth and he squared himself away to orate some.

Odd how Silomio's colleagues in late Ministry find business elsewhere when he rises to orate.

Do you remember how you always used to let me orate to you when I had anything on hand for the rhetoricals?

Thornberry seemed ready to orate for an hour, but Bennington stopped him with a gesture.

Anyway, he got ten days, and he was due in three days to orate for Siwash against the whole Northwest.

He was a good talker; he spoke many languages; he could orate with fluency and skilful guile.

Elect′orate, the dignity or the territory of an elector: the body of electors; Elect′orship.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "to pray, to plead," from Latin oratus, past participle of orare "speak, pray, plead, speak before a court or assembly" (see orator). The meaning "make a formal speech" emerged c.1860 in American English as a back-formation of oration. Related: Orated; orating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ORATE

address

verbspeak to a formal gathering
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