verb (used with or without object), o·rat·ed, o·rat·ing.
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Do you remember how you always used to let me orate to you when I had anything on hand for the rhetoricals?Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
But the captain, facing them, his arms about the delighted Bos'n, positively declined to orate.Cy Whittaker's Place|Joseph C. Lincoln
“Orate pro anima,” or “of your charite pray for the soul of ——” were usual inscriptions.English Villages|P. H. Ditchfield
They'll orate over him, and they'll get frightfully cross for a fortnight, and then they'll do nothing.Changing Winds|St. John G. Ervine
Do not try to be somebody else; be your own self and talk, never "orate" until you can't help it.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie