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Synonyms of orate in English:


  • 1 she orated with a contagious passion
    declaim, make a speech, hold forth, speak, discourse, pontificate, preach, sermonize, sound off, spout off, speechify
    informal spiel, bloviate
    formal perorate
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    Just what it sounds like, bloviate means 'to pontificate or give a pompous speech,' especially when the speaker is a self-promoting blowhard. It was used by (and probably about) Warren G. Harding, US president from 1921 to 1923. Earlier examples date to the 1850s.
    Jean Strouse
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