perorate

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verb per·o·rate \ˈper-ə-ˌrāt also ˈpər-\

Definition of perorate

perorated

perorating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deliver a long or grandiloquent oration

  3. 2 :  to make a peroration

Examples of perorate in a sentence

  1. <an arrogant scholar who never passes up an opportunity to posture and perorate on stunningly unimportant matters>

Origin and Etymology of perorate

Latin peroratus, past participle of perorare to declaim at length, wind up an oration, from per- through + orare to speak — more at per-, oration


First Known Use: 1603


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