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prate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prate  \Prate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Prating}.]  [Akin  to  LG  &  D.  praten,  Dan.  prate,  Sw  &  Icel. 
  prata.] 
  To  talk  much  and  to  little  purpose;  to  be  loquacious;  to 
  speak  foolishly;  to  babble. 
 
  To  prate  and  talk  for  life  and  honor.  --Shak. 
 
  And  make  a  fool  presume  to  prate  of  love.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prate  \Prate\,  v.  t. 
  To  utter  foolishly;  to  speak  without  reason  or  purpose;  to 
  chatter,  or  babble. 
 
  What  nonsense  would  the  fool,  thy  master,  prate,  When 
  thou,  his  knave,  canst  talk  at  such  a  rate  !  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prate  \Prate\,  n.  [Akin  to  LG  &  D.  praat,  Sw  prat.] 
  Talk  to  little  purpose;  trifling  talk;  unmeaning  loquacity. 
 
  Sick  of  tops,  and  poetry,  and  prate.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prate 
  n  :  idle  or  foolish  talk  [syn:  {prattle},  {idle  talk},  {blether}, 
  {chin  music}] 
  v  :  speak  (about  unimportant  matters)  rapidly  and  incessantly 
  [syn:  {chatter},  {piffle},  {palaver},  {tittle-tattle},  {twaddle}, 
  {clack},  {maunder},  {prattle},  {gibber},  {tattle},  {blabber}, 
  {gabble}] 




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