Meaning of perorate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɛrəreɪt/


[no object]
  • 1formal Speak at length.

    ‘he perorated 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
    1. 1.1archaic Sum up and conclude a speech.
      • ‘she perorates with the following innocent conclusion’
      speak at length, talk at length, speak, talk, go on, sound off


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