Rave vs Harangue - What's the difference?

rave | harangue |


As verbs the difference between rave and harangue

is that rave is to wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging while harangue is .

As a noun rave

is an enthusiastic review (such as of a play) or rave can be one of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.

rave

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin.

Noun

(en noun)
  • An enthusiastic review (such as of a play).
  • An all-night dance party filled with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.
  • (uncountable) The genre of electronic dance music associated with rave parties.
  • * 2009 , Chrysalis Experiential Academy, Mind Harvesting (page 109)
  • Maybe I wear baggies / And white socks with flip-flops / Maybe I don't like listening to rave / And I'm not on the social mountaintops

    Verb

    (rav)
  • To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
  • * Addison
  • Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
  • * Macaulay
  • The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went raving down the valley to the gorge of Killiecrankie.
  • To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
  • * 1748 , David Hume, Enquiry concerning Human Understanding , Section 3. ยง 5.
  • A production without design would resemble more the ravings of a madman, than the sober efforts of genius and learning.
  • To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about'', ''of'', or (formerly) ''on .
  • He raved about her beauty.
  • * Byron
  • The hallowed scene / Which others rave on, though they know it not.
  • (obsolete) To rush wildly or furiously.
  • (Spenser)
  • To attend a rave (dance party).
  • See also

    * rant

    Etymology 2

    English dialect raves, or .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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    harangue

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An impassioned, disputatious public speech.
  • A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.
  • She gave her son a harangue about the dangers of playing in the street.
    The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.
  • * 1895 , , Ch X:
  • But he continued his harangue without waiting for a reply.

    Synonyms

    * (tirade or rant): admonition, condemnation, criticism, diatribe, polemic, rant, screed, tirade

    Verb

    (harangu)
  • To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
  • The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
  • * 1814 , , Ch XV:
  • This picture of her consequence had some effect, for no one loved better to lead than Maria; and with far more good-humour she answered, "I am much obliged to you, Edmund; you mean very well, I am sure: but I still think you see things too strongly; and I really cannot undertake to harangue all the rest upon a subject of this kind. There would be the greatest indecorum, I think."

    Synonyms

    * admonish, berate, lecture

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