to make an oration; speak in a pompous or bombastic manner: a humorously derogatory term
Origin of orateback-formation ; from oration
intransitive verbo·rat·ed, o·rat·ing, o·rates
To speak in a formal, often pompous manner.
Origin of orateLatin &omacron;rare, &omacron;rat-, to pray, speak publicly.
(third-person singular simple present orates, present participle orating, simple past and past participle orated)
(comparative more orate, superlative most orate)