orate

verb \ ȯ-ˈrāt , ˈȯr-ˌāt \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of orate

orated; orating
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of orate

back-formation from oration



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