Orate Definition

ô-rāt, ō-rāt, ôrāt
orated, orates, orating
verb
To make an oration; speak in a pompous or bombastic manner.
Webster's New World

To speak passionately; to preach for or against something.

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adjective

Competent in oracy; having good speaking skills.

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Origin of Orate

  • Back formation from oration, from Latin ōrātiō (“speech, discourse, oration"), from ōrātus (“spoken, orated"), from ōrō (“speak, pray").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin ōrāre ōrāt- to pray, speak publicly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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