verb (used without object), prat·ed, prat·ing.
verb (used with object), prat·ed, prat·ing.
Words nearby prate
Origin of prate
OTHER WORDS FROM prateprat·er, nounprat·ing·ly, adverbun·prat·ing, adjective
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.