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Orate vs. Oration

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Orateverb

To speak formally; to give a speech.

Orationnoun

A formal, often ceremonial speech.

‘a funeral oration; an impassioned oration; to make / deliver / pronounce an oration’;

Orateverb

To speak passionately; to preach for or against something.

Orationnoun

(jocular) A lengthy speech or argument in a private setting.

Orateadjective

Competent in oracy; having good speaking skills.

Orationnoun

(Catholicism) A specific form of short, solemn prayer said by the president of the liturgical celebration on behalf of the people.

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Orateverb

talk pompously

Orationverb

To deliver an oration; to speak.

Orationnoun

An elaborate discourse, delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse having reference to some special occasion, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, or the like; - distinguished from an argument in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc.; as, Webster's oration at Bunker Hill.

‘The lord archbishop . . . made a long oration.’;

Orationverb

To deliver an oration.

Orationnoun

an instance of oratory;

‘he delivered an oration on the decline of family values’;

Orationnoun

a formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion

‘Pericles' famous funeral oration’;

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Orationnoun

the style or manner in which an oration is given

‘there is nothing quite like his messianic oration’;

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