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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.


(o.f.) [ˈpreɪtɪŋ] ADJparlanchín


nGefasel nt, → Geschwafel nt
References in classic literature ?
Thou art always prating to me, Starbuck, about those miserly owners, as if the owners were my conscience.
Thou hast been drinking more than enough, friar,'' said the woodsman, ``and, I fear, prating more than enough too.
Among others was a prating barber, whose tale of one of his brothers follows.
For, after having been accustomed several months to the sight and converse of this people, and observed every object upon which I cast mine eyes to be of proportionable magnitude, the horror I had at first conceived from their bulk and aspect was so far worn off, that if I had then beheld a company of English lords and ladies in their finery and birth-day clothes, acting their several parts in the most courtly manner of strutting, and bowing, and prating, to say the truth, I should have been strongly tempted to laugh as much at them as the king and his grandees did at me.
All periods prate against one another in your spirits; and the dreams and pratings of all periods were even realer than your awakeness!
The IRGC statement pointed to the insulting remarks made by US officials against Iran, and said, "The resolute and firm response of the Iranian nation to the prating of the Great Satan (the US) not only reminded the US officials of the necessity for giving up their arrogant attitude, threatening stance, and rude, unwise and failed stances, but also showed people's loyalty to the revolution and the establishment.
In the project file with Assembly Mode, when you click the command Mold Project Tools & Prating Design Tools on any part, the system will automatically activate the corresponding file.
Mr Miliband should have realised that fact by now and stopped prating about an entity which does not, and cannot exist.
Wearing cat-eye contact lenses and moving with a lithe grace, Cole was everything from the fluttering and soft-voiced Good Angel to a childish and prating Emperor demanding to be shown wonders.
A huge list of safety measures includes a maximum five-star Euro NCA Prating, a raft of airbags, deadlocks, immobiliser and alarm.
On the other is a small and select group of political tricksters prating sophistry of a most soothing sort in an attempt to fool the nation as to their real reason for their support of the Mormon delegate.
The poisonous political message behind his prating is that the West deserves what it gets and shouldn't complain when it gets it.