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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: 1864



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