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synonyms for orate

  • address
  • expound
  • grandstand
  • lecture
  • moralize
  • pontificate
  • preach
  • sermonize
  • talk
  • vociferate
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The surest way to get yanked off the stage — any stage — is to clear one’s throat and begin to orate.
AN ANTHOLOGY OF GREAT SPEECHES, FROM THE INSPIRATIONAL TO THE OMINOUSJEFF SHESOLJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Do you remember how you always used to let me orate to you when I had anything on hand for the rhetoricals?
WHEAT AND HUCKLEBERRIESCHARLOTTE MARION (WHITE) VAILE
But the captain, facing them, his arms about the delighted Bos'n, positively declined to orate.
CY WHITTAKER'S PLACEJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
Orate pro anima,” or “of your charite pray for the soul of ——” were usual inscriptions.
ENGLISH VILLAGESP. H. DITCHFIELD
They'll orate over him, and they'll get frightfully cross for a fortnight, and then they'll do nothing.
CHANGING WINDSST. JOHN G. ERVINE
Do not try to be somebody else; be your own self and talk, never "orate" until you can't help it.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW CARNEGIEANDREW CARNEGIE
From nineteen hundred and five on I did orate my opinions to a group of advanced students.
THE ART OF THE MOVING PICTUREVACHEL LINDSAY
Just as the sugar orators were preparing to orate, a man with muddy boots pushed through the crowd and entered headquarters tent.
PIONEERING IN CUBAJAMES MEADE ADAMS
But it would be for the elect- orate, not for the woman suffragist, to decide that question.
THE UNEXPURGATED CASE AGAINST WOMEN SUFFRAGEALMROTH E. WRIGHT
I don't want to orate, but a man of your position has so much to lose; you can't afford to do it.
JENNIE GERHARDTTHEODORE DREISER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ORATE

  • approach
  • bespeak
  • call
  • deliver speech
  • deliver talk
  • discourse
  • discuss
  • get on a soapbox
  • give speech
  • give talk
  • greet
  • hail
  • lecture
  • memorialize
  • orate
  • pitch
  • pontificate
  • root for
  • sermonize
  • spiel
  • spout
  • stump
  • take the floor
  • talk
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