prate


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Related to prate: babble, voluble

prate

 (prāt)
intr.v. prat·ed, prat·ing, prates
To talk idly and at length; chatter: "Your eccentric fools who prate about method without understanding it" (Edgar Allan Poe).

[Middle English praten, from Middle Dutch prāten.]

prat′er n.
prat′ing·ly adv.

prate

(preɪt)
vb
1. (intr) to talk idly and at length; chatter
2. (tr) to utter in an idle or empty way
n
idle or trivial talk; prattle; chatter
[C15: of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch prāten, Icelandic and Norwegian prata, Danish prate]
ˈprater n
ˈpratingly adv

prate

(preɪt)

v. prat•ed, prat•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble.
v.t.
2. to utter in empty or foolish talk.
n.
3. the act of prating.
4. empty or foolish talk.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch praeten. compare prattle]
prat′er, n.
prat′ing•ly, adv.

prate


Past participle: prated
Gerund: prating

Imperative
prate
prate
Present
I prate
you prate
he/she/it prates
we prate
you prate
they prate
Preterite
I prated
you prated
he/she/it prated
we prated
you prated
they prated
Present Continuous
I am prating
you are prating
he/she/it is prating
we are prating
you are prating
they are prating
Present Perfect
I have prated
you have prated
he/she/it has prated
we have prated
you have prated
they have prated
Past Continuous
I was prating
you were prating
he/she/it was prating
we were prating
you were prating
they were prating
Past Perfect
I had prated
you had prated
he/she/it had prated
we had prated
you had prated
they had prated
Future
I will prate
you will prate
he/she/it will prate
we will prate
you will prate
they will prate
Future Perfect
I will have prated
you will have prated
he/she/it will have prated
we will have prated
you will have prated
they will have prated
Future Continuous
I will be prating
you will be prating
he/she/it will be prating
we will be prating
you will be prating
they will be prating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prating
you have been prating
he/she/it has been prating
we have been prating
you have been prating
they have been prating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prating
you will have been prating
he/she/it will have been prating
we will have been prating
you will have been prating
they will have been prating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prating
you had been prating
he/she/it had been prating
we had been prating
you had been prating
they had been prating
Conditional
I would prate
you would prate
he/she/it would prate
we would prate
you would prate
they would prate
Past Conditional
I would have prated
you would have prated
he/she/it would have prated
we would have prated
you would have prated
they would have prated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prate - idle or foolish and irrelevant talkprate - idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
chatter, yack, yak, yakety-yak, cackle - noisy talk
Verb1.prate - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantlyprate - speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
blather, blether, blither, smatter, babble - to talk foolishly; "The two women babbled and crooned at the baby"

prate

verb
1. To talk rapidly, incoherently, or indistinctly:
2. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
noun
2. Incessant and usually inconsequential talk:
Slang: gab, gas, yak.
Translations

prate

(o.f.) [preɪt] VIparlotear, charlar
to prate abouthablar sin tasa de

prate

prate

[preɪt] vicicalare
to prate on about sth → parlare a più non posso di qc
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