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verb \ȯ-ˈrāt, ˈȯr-ˌāt\

Definition of orate

orated

orating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to speak in an elevated and often pompous manner



Examples of orate in a sentence

  1. <given the opportunity, many politicians will orate at considerable length on just about any subject>

  2. <the respected anthropologist is expected to orate about her latest research findings before a packed auditorium>



Origin and Etymology of orate

back-formation from oration


First Known Use: 1669


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