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perorate

[ per-uh-reyt ]
/ 藞p蓻r 蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used without object), per路o路rat路ed, per路o路rat路ing.
to speak at length; make a long, usually grandiloquent speech.
to bring a speech to a close with a formal conclusion.
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Origin of perorate

First recorded in 1595鈥1605; from Latin per艒r膩tus, past participle of per艒r膩re; see origin at per-, orate

OTHER WORDS FROM perorate

per路o路ra路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for perorate

perorate
/ (藞p蓻r蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb (intr)
to speak at length, esp in a formal manner
to conclude a speech or sum up, esp with a formal recapitulation
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