He hath right well shown their prate to be false by procuring my deliverance; more by token that I never believed it.
It would be better to prate of Eric's love when he had told it thee, Swanhild.
Tis but conceit, and nothing more, to prate of satisfaction!
Men did not prate of art: they wrought in love and simplicity.
Nowadays we prate less priggishly about honor because it is no longer a word with a single meaning.
I know the age better than you do, though you will prate about it so tediously.
They who prate so much of paradise, let them go thither, and that with speed!
Is it not late in the day, Hogan, for you and me to prate of honour?
And who are you that prate of constitutional formulas, rights of Parliament?
Will you hold your prate, or do you want me to kick you downstairs?
early 15c., from or related to Middle Dutch praten "to chatter" (c.1400), from a West Germanic imitative root (cf. East Frisian proten, Middle Low German praten, Middle High German braten, Swedish prata "to talk, chatter"). Related: Prated; prating. As a noun from 1570s.