• To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
  • To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
  • To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about, of, or (formerly) on.
  • To rush wildly or furiously.
  • To attend a rave (dance party).
  • Past of rive


  • From Middle English raven ("to rave; talk like a madman"), from Old French raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin. Compare rove.
  • English dialect raves, or rathes.

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