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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.
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