verb[no object] • formal
- 1Speak at length: he perorated against his colleagueMore example sentences
- 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.
early 17th century: from Latin perorat- 'spoken at length', from the verb perorare, from per- 'through' + orare 'speak'.
More definitions of perorateDefinition of perorate in:
- The US English dictionary