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.

To prate and talk for life and honor.

And make a fool presume to prate of love.


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Prate, v. t.

To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to chatter, or babble.

What nonsense would the fool, thy master, prate,
When thou, his knave, canst talk at such a rate !


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Prate, n. [Akin to LG. & D. praat, Sw. prat.]

Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity.

Sick of tops, and poetry, and prate.


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