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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prate /ˈpret/
 (vi.)嘮嘮叨叨的講,閒聊,空談(vt.)瞎說嘮叨,多嘴,無聊話

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Prated; p. pr. & vb. n. Prating.]  To talk much and to little purpose; to be loquacious; to speak foolishly; to babble.
    To prate and talk for life and honor.   --Shak.
    And make a fool presume to prate of love.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prate, v. t. To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to chatter, or babble.
 What nonsense would the fool, thy master, prate,
 When thou, his knave, canst talk at such a rate !   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prate, n.  Talk to little purpose; trifling talk; unmeaning loquacity.
    Sick of tops, and poetry, and prate.   --Pope.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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