Perorate Per"o*rate, v. i. [See {Peroration}.] To make a peroration; to harangue. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • perorate — index converse, declaim, discourse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • perorate — ► VERB formal 1) speak at length. 2) sum up and conclude a speech. ORIGIN Latin perorare speak at length …   English terms dictionary

  • perorate — [per′ə rāt΄] vi. perorated, perorating [< L peroratus: see PERORATION] 1. to make a speech, esp. a lengthy oration 2. to sum up or conclude a speech …   English World dictionary

  • perorate — intransitive verb ( rated; rating) Etymology: Latin peroratus, past participle of perorare to declaim at length, wind up an oration, from per through + orare to speak more at per , oration Date: 1603 1. to deliver a long or grandiloquent oration… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perorate — perorator, n. /per euh rayt /, v.i., perorated, perorating. 1. to speak at length; make a long, usually grandiloquent speech. 2. to bring a speech to a close with a formal conclusion. [1595 1605; < L peroratus ptp. of perorare. See PER , ORATE] * …   Universalium

  • perorate — verb a) To speak or declaim at great length, especially in a pompous or grandiloquent manner; to harangue. b) To make a peroration; to make a formal recapitulation at the end of a s …   Wiktionary

  • perorate — Synonyms and related words: abort, cease, chatter, close, conclude, debate, declaim, demagogue, determine, drag out, draw out, elocute, end, extend, fill out, finish, finish up, harangue, hold forth, mouth, never finish, orate, out herod Herod,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • perorate — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To harangue] Syn. speak, lecture, expatiate; see address 2 . 2. [To summarize] Syn. epitomize, conclude, sum up; see decrease 2 , summarize . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To speak in a loud, pompous, or prolonged manner:… …   English dictionary for students

  • perorate — [ pɛrəreɪt] verb formal 1》 speak at length. 2》 sum up and conclude a speech. Origin C17: from L. perorat , perorare speak at length …   English new terms dictionary

  • perorate — v. n. Speechify, spout, harangue …   New dictionary of synonyms

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