verb (used with or without object), o·rat·ed, o·rat·ing.
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Origin of orate
Words nearby orate
Example sentences from the Web for orate
There is also a slab, upon which is to be read the words, Orate pro aia frîs Johîs.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]|H. J. L. J. Mass
But the captain, facing them, his arms about the delighted Bos'n, positively declined to orate.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln
I don't want to orate, but a man of your position has so much to lose; you can't afford to do it.Jennie Gerhardt|Theodore Dreiser
Tamburlaine and the other mighty kings, emperors and captains have little skill in converse; when they speak they orate.The Growth of English Drama|Arnold Wynne
“Orate pro anima,” or “of your charite pray for the soul of ——” were usual inscriptions.English Villages|P. H. Ditchfield