- to deliver an oration; speak pompously; declaim.
Origin of orate
Related Words for oratingexpound, sermonize, pontificate, moralize, vociferate, grandstand, address, lecture, talk, preach
Examples from the Web for orating
Historical Examples of orating
I remember her standing by the fire and orating, with her tea cup in her hand.Affinities and Other Stories
Mary Roberts Rinehard
But their opportunity for orating is severely circumscribed.
I believe I'd rather see you orating on the streets, like Eliza Provost.The Three Black Pennys
Douglass, was orating, two Irishmen passing by stopped and listened a few minutes, then started on.The Southern Soldier Boy
James Carson Elliott
If they don't practise the boys in the art of orating, don't you tell me there's an American citizen with a voice in that society.The Fallen Leaves
- to make or give an oration
- to speak pompously and lengthily