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prate

[ preyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF prate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRATE

Is it not late in the day, Hogan, for you and me to prate of honour?

Will you hold your prate, or do you want me to kick you downstairs?

It would be better to prate of Eric's love when he had told it thee, Swanhild.

Prate not of these follies to me—do you take me for one of your priests?

Tis but conceit, and nothing more, to prate of satisfaction!

Men did not prate of art: they wrought in love and simplicity.

I know the age better than you do, though you will prate about it so tediously.

For the chimney-sweep to prate of cleanliness would not be more anomalous.

Most prison reformers, as I say, prate of the injury done to the soul of the prisoner.

And prate of spelling and reading as if they were the cardinal virtues?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from or related to Middle Dutch praten "to chatter" (c.1400), from a West Germanic imitative root (cf. East Frisian proten, Middle Low German praten, Middle High German braten, Swedish prata "to talk, chatter"). Related: Prated; prating. As a noun from 1570s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRATE

gossip

verbtalk about others; spread rumors
  • babble
  • bad-mouth
  • bend one's ear
  • blab
  • blather
  • blether
  • chat
  • chatter
  • cut to pieces
  • cut up
  • dish
  • hint
  • imply
  • insinuate
  • intimate
  • jaw
  • prate
  • prattle
  • rattle on
  • repeat
  • report
  • rumor
  • schmoose
  • spill the beans
  • spread
  • suggest
  • talk
  • talk idly
  • tattle
  • tell secrets
  • tell tales
  • wiggle-waggle

gush

verbspeak with overwhelming enthusiasm
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