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Meaning of prate

prate

Pronunciation: (prāt), [key]
— v., n. prat•ed, prat•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble: They prated on until I was ready to scream.
—v.t.
  1. to utter in empty or foolish talk: to prate absurdities with the greatest seriousness.
—n.
  1. act of prating.
  2. empty or foolish talk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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