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Word of the Day
Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Definitions for perorate

  1. To conclude or sum up a long discourse.
  2. To speak or expound at length; to declaim.

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Citations for perorate
These people don't talk, they perorate, pontificate, bombast. Jean Charbonneau, Denver Post
Our mother favored a staccato, stand-up style; if our father could perorate, she could condense. Annie Dillard, New York Times
Origin of perorate
1595-1605
Perorate comes from Latin perorare "to speak at length or to the end," from per-, "through, throughout," + orare, "to speak."