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5 definitions found
 for prate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prate \Prate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Prated; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Prating.] [Akin to LG. & D. praten, Dan. prate, Sw. & Icel.
     prata.]
     To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to
     speak foolishly; to babble.
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           To prate and talk for life and honor.    --Shak.
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           And make a fool presume to prate of love. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prate \Prate\, v. t.
     To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to
     chatter, or babble.
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           What nonsense would the fool, thy master, prate,
           When thou, his knave, canst talk at such a rate !
                                                    --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prate \Prate\, n. [Akin to LG. & D. praat, Sw. prat.]
     Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity.
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           Sick of tops, and poetry, and prate.     --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prate
      n 1: idle or foolish and irrelevant talk [syn: prate,
           prattle, idle talk, blether, chin music]
      v 1: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
           [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-
           tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab,
           gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "prate":
     absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage,
     bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blather, blether,
     blethers, blow, bombast, brag, bull, bullshit, cackle, caquet,
     caqueterie, chat, chatter, chitter-chatter, clack, claptrap,
     clatter, cock-a-doodle-doo, crow, dither, double-talk, drivel,
     drool, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flummery, folderol, fudge,
     fustian, gab, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gas, gasconade, gibber,
     gibberish, gibble-gabble, go on, gobbledygook, gossip, guff, gush,
     haver, hocus-pocus, hot air, humbug, idle talk, jabber, jargon,
     jaw, mere talk, mouth, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, natter, niaiserie,
     nonsense, nonsense talk, pack of nonsense, palaver, patter, piffle,
     pour forth, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, puff, ramble on,
     rant, rattle, rattle on, reel off, rigamarole, rigmarole,
     rodomontade, rubbish, run on, skimble-skamble, spout, spout off,
     stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, talk away, talk nonsense,
     talk on, talkee-talkee, tittle-tattle, trash, trumpery, twaddle,
     twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor, vaporing, vaunt, waffle, waffling,
     yak, yakkety-yak
  
  

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