Definition of prate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

prate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//preɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//preɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prate
BrE BrE//preɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//preɪt//
 
he / she / it prates
BrE BrE//preɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//preɪts//
 
past simple prated
BrE BrE//ˈpreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpreɪtɪd//
 
past participle prated
BrE BrE//ˈpreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form prating
BrE BrE//ˈpreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] prate (on) (about something) (old-fashioned, disapproving) to talk too much in a stupid or boring way Word Origin late Middle English: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German praten, probably of imitative origin.