orate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back formation from oration, from Latin ōrātiō (speech, discourse, oration), from ōrātus (spoken, orated), from ōrō (speak, pray).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːˈɹeɪt/, /ɒɹˈeɪt/, /əˈɹeɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɔɹ.eɪt/, /ɔˈɹeɪt/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Verb[edit]

orate (third-person singular simple present orates, present participle orating, simple past and past participle orated)

  1. To speak formally; to give a speech.
  2. To speak passionately; to preach for or against something.

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Adjective[edit]

orate (comparative more orate, superlative most orate)

  1. Competent in oracy; having good speaking skills.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

orate f

  1. plural form of orata

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

ōrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ōrātus

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Catalan orat.

Noun[edit]

orate m, f (plural orates)

  1. (pejorative) A crazy person.