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 for Raved
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rave \Rave\ (r[=a]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Raved (r[=a]vd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Raving.] [F. r[^e]ver to rave, to be
     delirious, to dream; perhaps fr. L. rabere to rave, rage, be
     mad or furious. Cf. Rage, Reverie.]
     1. To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk
        or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging, as a
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              In our madness evermore we rave.      --Chaucer.
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              Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
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              The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went
              raving down the valley to the gorge of
              Killiecrankie.                        --Macaulay.
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     2. To rush wildly or furiously. --Spenser.
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     3. To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion
        or excitement; -- followed by about, of, or on; as, he
        raved about her beauty.
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              The hallowed scene
              Which others rave of, though they know it not.
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