Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Definitions for perorate
- To conclude or sum up a long discourse.
- To speak or expound at length; to declaim.
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Citations for perorate
These people don't talk, they perorate, pontificate, bombast.
Our mother favored a staccato, stand-up style; if our father could perorate, she could condense.
Origin of perorate
Perorate comes from Latin perorare "to speak at length or to the end," from per-, "through, throughout," + orare, "to speak."