verb (used without object), prat·ed, prat·ing.
verb (used with object), prat·ed, prat·ing.
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Origin of prate
OTHER WORDS FROM prateprater, nounprat·ing·ly, adverbun·prat·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for prate
Weakness and foolish prating about righteousness and virtue were never worth a dollar.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.
Well, Mr. Macdonald was prating, as usual, about the antiquity of Scotland and its aeons of stirring history.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Prating like a school-boy about a summons from Miss Wardour.The Diamond Coterie|Lawrence L. Lynch
But the Huguenot generals evidently imagined that there was nothing in the speech beyond the prating of a silly braggart.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
A hundred priests prating to the same effect in a hundred quarters produced no contemptible result.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville