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English Dictionary: prate by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. idle or foolish and irrelevant talk [syn: prate, prattle, idle talk, blether, chin music]
  1. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    Synonym(s): chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle- tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Prate \Prate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Prated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Prating}.] [Akin to LG. & D. praten, Dan. prate, Sw. & Icel.
      To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to
      speak foolishly; to babble.
               To prate and talk for life and honor.      --Shak.
               And make a fool presume to prate of love. --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Prate \Prate\, v. t.
      To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to
      chatter, or babble.
               What nonsense would the fool, thy master, prate, When
               thou, his knave, canst talk at such a rate ! --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Prate \Prate\, n. [Akin to LG. & D. praat, Sw. prat.]
      Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity.
               Sick of tops, and poetry, and prate.      --Pope.
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