Orate meaning

ô-rāt', ō-rāt', ôr'āt'
To speak in a formal, often pompous manner.
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To make an oration; speak in a pompous or bombastic manner.
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To speak formally; to give a speech.
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To speak passionately; to preach for or against something.
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Competent in oracy; having good speaking skills.
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Origin of orate

  • Latin ōrāre ōrāt- to pray, speak publicly
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Back formation from oration, from Latin ōrātiō (“speech, discourse, oration"), from ōrātus (“spoken, orated"), from ōrō (“speak, pray").
    From Wiktionary