Definition Of prate

noun

talk foolishly or at tedious length about something.

I heard him prate on for at least an hour and a half

verb

talk foolishly or tediously about something.

Our culture is riven with ambiguity; we prate of our history but erase anything inconvenient from our collective hard-drive.

Example Of prate

  • As late as December, 1997 he was prating to MPs about the need for water in Scotland ‘to remain unambiguously in public ownership and to be clearly democratically accountable’.

  • But if the bawler - I made a slip, I meant to say prater - as they so often do, begins some old wives' tale, everybody awakens, straightens up, and gapes for it.

  • How we dare even prate about democracy is beyond me.

  • I heard him prate on for at least an hour and a half

  • I sat in my pew and heard him prate on for at least an hour and a half


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