intransitive verb[no object]
Talk foolishly or at tedious length about something.
speak, give voice, chatchatter, chatting, chattering, gossiping, prattling, prating, gibbering, jabbering, babbling, gabbling, rattling on, speaking, talking
- ‘I heard him prate on for at least an hour and a half’
Late Middle English from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German praten, probably of imitative origin.
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