verb (used without object), prat·ed, prat·ing.
verb (used with object), prat·ed, prat·ing.
- prasad, rajendra,
Origin of prate
Examples from the Web for prate
And prate of spelling and reading as if they were the cardinal virtues?The Last Of The Barons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
None of your prate, I say, go off an' bring me a naggin o' whiskey, an' don't let the grass grow under your feet.Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories|William Carleton
We prate in our shallow wisdom about causes, but the most that we can trace is a short line of incidental occasions.Hetty's Strange History|Anonymous
Let us then cease to prate of freedom, and bow our necks meekly to the yoke.Exempting the Churches|James F. Morton. Jr.
"Children's prate and lying stories," growled the proprietor as I shut the door.
Word Origin for prate
early 15c., from or related to Middle Dutch praten "to chatter" (c.1400), from a West Germanic imitative root (cf. East Frisian proten, Middle Low German praten, Middle High German braten, Swedish prata "to talk, chatter"). Related: Prated; prating. As a noun from 1570s.