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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. idle or foolish and irrelevant talk;
[syn: prate, prattle, idle talk, blether, chin music]


VERB (1)

1. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly;
[syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prate \Prate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Prated; p. pr. & vb. n. Prating.] [Akin to LG. & D. praten, Dan. prate, Sw. & Icel. prata.] To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to speak foolishly; to babble. [1913 Webster] To prate and talk for life and honor. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And make a fool presume to prate of love. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prate \Prate\, v. t. To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to chatter, or babble. [1913 Webster] What nonsense would the fool, thy master, prate, When thou, his knave, canst talk at such a rate ! --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prate \Prate\, n. [Akin to LG. & D. praat, Sw. prat.] Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity. [1913 Webster] Sick of tops, and poetry, and prate. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prate n 1: idle or foolish and irrelevant talk [syn: prate, prattle, idle talk, blether, chin music] v 1: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle- tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "prate": absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage, bibble-babble, blab, blabber, blah-blah, blather, blether, blethers, blow, bombast, brag, bull, bullshit, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, chat, chatter, chitter-chatter, clack, claptrap, clatter, cock-a-doodle-doo, crow, dither, double-talk, drivel, drool, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flummery, folderol, fudge, fustian, gab, gabble, galimatias, gammon, gas, gasconade, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, go on, gobbledygook, gossip, guff, gush, haver, hocus-pocus, hot air, humbug, idle talk, jabber, jargon, jaw, mere talk, mouth, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, natter, niaiserie, nonsense, nonsense talk, pack of nonsense, palaver, patter, piffle, pour forth, prating, prattle, prittle-prattle, puff, ramble on, rant, rattle, rattle on, reel off, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rubbish, run on, skimble-skamble, spout, spout off, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee, tittle-tattle, trash, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vapor, vaporing, vaunt, waffle, waffling, yak, yakkety-yak