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orate

[aw-reyt, oh-reyt, awr-eyt, ohr-eyt] /ɔˈreɪt, oʊˈreɪt, ˈɔr eɪt, ˈoʊr eɪt/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), orated, orating.
1.
to deliver an oration; speak pompously; declaim.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; back formation from oration
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orate

/ɔːˈreɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to make or give an oration
2.
to speak pompously and lengthily
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Word Origin and History for orate
v.

c.1600, "to pray, to plead," from Latin oratus, past participle of orare "speak, pray, plead, speak before a court or assembly" (see orator). The meaning "make a formal speech" emerged c.1860 in American English as a back-formation of oration. Related: Orated; orating.

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