prate


prate
I. v. n.
Prattle, chatter, tattle, babble, gabble, palaver, jabber, be loquacious, be garrulous.
II. v. a.
Tell (foolishly), babble, utter, prate about.
III. n.
Prattle, gabble, chatter, twaddle, palaver, idle talk, childish talk, twattle, non-sense.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] To prate and talk for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prate — Prate, n. [Akin to LG. & D. praat, Sw. prat.] Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity. [1913 Webster] Sick of tops, and poetry, and prate. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prate — Prate, v. t. To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to chatter, or babble. [1913 Webster] What nonsense would the fool, thy master, prate, When thou, his knave, canst talk at such a rate ! Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prate — (v.) early 15c., from M.Du. praten to prate (c.1400), from a West Germanic imitative root (Cf. M.L.G. praten, M.H.G. braten, Swed. prata to talk, chatter ). Related: Prated; prating …   Etymology dictionary

  • prate — index bombast, prattle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Praté — praté, praton nm petit pré Normandie …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • prate — [preıt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Middle Dutch; Origin: praten] [i]old use to talk in a meaningless, boring way about something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prate — [ preıt ] verb intransitive an old word meaning to talk in a silly way for a long time about unimportant things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prate — chatter, *chat, gab, patter, prattle, babble, gabble, jabber, gibber …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prate — ► VERB ▪ talk foolishly or at tedious length. ORIGIN from Dutch or Low German praten, probably imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • prate — [prāt] vi. prated, prating [ME praten < MDu, prob. of echoic orig.] to talk much and foolishly; chatter vt. to tell idly; blab n. idle talk; chatter prater n. pratingly adv …   English World dictionary