Make a speech, especially pompously or at length: Hamlet thinks, speaks, orates, and acts [with direct speech]: ‘Lend me your ears,’ Fred orated
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- 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.
Early 17th century: back-formation from oration.
Words that rhyme with orateabate, ablate, aerate, ait, await, backdate, bait, bate, berate, castrate, collate, conflate, crate, create, cremate, date, deflate, dictate, dilate, distraite, donate, downstate, eight, elate, equate, estate, fate, fête, fixate, freight, frustrate, gait, gate, gestate, gradate, grate, great, gyrate, hate, hydrate, inflate, innate, interrelate, interstate, irate, Kate, Kuwait, lactate, late, locate, lustrate, mandate, mate, migrate, misdate, misstate, mistranslate, mutate, narrate, negate, notate, ornate, Pate, placate, plate, prate, prorate, prostrate, pulsate, pupate, quadrate, rate, rotate, sate, sedate, serrate, short weight, skate, slate, spate, spectate, spruit, stagnate, state, straight, strait, Tate, tête-à-tête, Thwaite, translate, translocate, transmigrate, truncate, underrate, understate, underweight, update, uprate, upstate, up-to-date, vacate, vibrate, wait, weight
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