[ per-uh-reyt ]
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verb (used without object),per·o·rat·ed, per·o·rat·ing.
  1. to speak at length; make a long, usually grandiloquent speech.

  2. to bring a speech to a close with a formal conclusion.

Origin of perorate

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin perōrātus, past participle of perōrāre; see origin at per-, orate

Other words from perorate

  • per·o·ra·tor, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for perorate


/ (ˈpɛrəˌreɪt) /

  1. to speak at length, esp in a formal manner

  2. to conclude a speech or sum up, esp with a formal recapitulation

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