orate

[ aw-reyt, oh-reyt, awr-eyt, ohr-eyt ]
/ ɔˈreɪt, oʊˈreɪt, ˈɔr eɪt, ˈoʊr eɪt /

verb (used with or without object), o·rat·ed, o·rat·ing.

to deliver an oration; speak pompously; declaim.

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Origin of orate

First recorded in 1590–1600; back formation from oration
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British Dictionary definitions for orate

orate
/ (ɔːˈreɪt) /

verb (intr)

to make or give an oration
to speak pompously and lengthily
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