PRATE, verb intransitive To talk much and without weight, or to little purpose; to be loquacious; as the vulgar express it, to run on.
To prate and talk for life and honor,
And make a fool presume to prate of love.
PRATE, verb transitive To utter foolishly.
What nonsense would the fool, thy master, prate
When thou, his knave, canst talk at such a rate?
PRATE, noun Continued talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity.