Definition of orate in English:

orate

Line breaks: orate
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːreɪt
 
, ɒˈreɪt
 
/

verb

[no object]
Make a speech, especially pompously or at length: Hamlet thinks, speaks, orates, and acts [with direct speech]: ‘Lend me your ears,’ Fred orated
More example sentences
  • Sticking to his set speech he orated on governance and standards.
  • Most statues of King have him marching or holding his hand up and orating.
  • And Adams, who the world likes, is there, orating, in the middle of what the world certainly does not like.
Synonyms

Origin

early 17th century: back-formation from oration.

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