Definition of perorate in English:



[NO OBJECT]formal
  • 1 Speak at length.

    ‘he reportedly would perorate against his colleague’
    • ‘He may or may not have perorated against alchemy and witchcraft… we kind of zoned out at the quotation mark.’
    • ‘He flew there, perorated on regional television and at work collectives, and forced the authorities to back down.’
    make a speech, give an address, give a talk, give a lecture, make an oration, deliver a sermon, give a sermon
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    1. 1.1archaic Sum up and conclude a speech.
      ‘the following innocent conclusion with which she perorates’


Early 17th century: from Latin perorat- spoken at length from the verb perorare, from per- through + orare speak.