present participle of orate
as in speaking
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

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as in lecturing
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

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“Orating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/orating. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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