[per-uh-reyt] /ˈpɛr əˌreɪt/

verb (used without object), perorated, perorating.
to speak at length; make a long, usually grandiloquent speech.
to bring a speech to a close with a formal conclusion.
verb (intransitive)
to speak at length, esp in a formal manner
to conclude a speech or sum up, esp with a formal recapitulation

c.1600, back-formation from peroration, or else from Latin peroratus, past participle of perorare. Related: Perorated; perorating.


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