per·o·rate | \ ˈper-ə-ˌrāt also ˈpər- \
perorated; perorating

Definition of perorate 

intransitive verb

1 : to deliver a long or grandiloquent oration

2 : to make a peroration

Examples of perorate in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of perorate

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of perorate was in 1603

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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