perorate(redirected from perorates)
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intr.v. per·o·rat·ed, per·o·rat·ing, per·o·rates
1. To conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation.
2. To speak at great length, often in a grandiloquent manner; declaim.
[Latin perōrāre, perōrāt- : per-, per- + ōrāre, to speak.]
1. (Rhetoric) to speak at length, esp in a formal manner
2. (Rhetoric) to conclude a speech or sum up, esp with a formal recapitulation
v.i. -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
1. to speak at length or elaborately.
2. to end a speech with a peroration.
Past participle: perorated
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|Verb||1.||perorate - conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation|
conclude - bring to a close; "The committee concluded the meeting"
|2.||perorate - deliver an oration in grandiloquent style|