Definition of perorate in English:


Syllabification: per·o·rate
Pronunciation: /ˈperəˌrāt


[no object] formal
  • 1Speak at length: he reportedly would perorate against his colleague
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    • He may or may not have perorated against alchemy and witchcraft… we kind of zoned out at the quotation mark.
    • He flew there, perorated on regional television and at work collectives, and forced the authorities to back down.
  • 1.1 archaic Sum up and conclude a speech: the following innocent conclusion with which she perorates


early 17th century: from Latin perorat- 'spoken at length', from the verb perorare, from per- 'through' + orare 'speak'.

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