perorate

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

Definition of perorate

perorated; perorating
1 : to deliver a long or grandiloquent oration
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


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