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Synonyms and Antonyms of orate

  1. 1 to talk as if giving an important and formal speech <given the opportunity, many politicians will orate at considerable length on just about any subject> Synonyms declaim, discourse, harangue, mouth (off), perorate Related Words rant, rave; bloviate, blow; lecture, preach, sermonize; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce; speak, speechify, talk

  2. 2 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject <the respected anthropologist is expected to orate about her latest research findings before a packed auditorium> Synonyms declaim, descant, discourse, expatiate, harangue, lecture, talk, speakRelated Words recite, soliloquize; dissert, expound, pontificate, sermonize; mouth, spout; filibuster

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a talk on a religious or moral theme

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