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perorate

Line breaks: per¦or|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛrəreɪt
 
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Definition of perorate in English:

verb

[no object] formal
1Speak at length: he perorated against his colleague
More 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.
1.1 archaic Sum up and conclude a speech: she perorates with the following innocent conclusion

Origin

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

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