- n idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
- v speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
- For all of his close analyses of geopolitics, Revel offers a kind of sociobiological conclusion: people may prate of doing good for man kind but deep down they crave power.
- In Babylonia, even fools dared not prate of him when he was known as "the lady Nina.
- While his wife, daughter, generals and bureaucrats prate of "the international menace of Gothicism," Romulus sits amid the chipped columns and molting gold eagles of his villa and .
- Franklin D Roosevelt in The Nation.
As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings."