[ per-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌreɪt /
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verb (used without object), per·o·rat·ed, per·o·rat·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
OTHER WORDS FROM perorateper·o·ra·tor, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for perorate
Men of letters who were men of sense would have smiled and let Perrault perorate.Popular Tales|Charles Perrault
The Greek sought after wisdom; he wanted a man who would perorate and argue and dissertate.
British Dictionary definitions for perorate
/ (ˈpɛrəˌreɪt) /
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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