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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation
2: deliver an oration in grandiloquent style

Merriam Webster's

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 2. to make a peroration

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. 1 sum up and conclude a speech. 2 speak at length. Etymology: L perorare perorat- (as PER-, orare speak)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. Speechify, spout, harangue.

Moby Thesaurus

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, pad, protract, rabble-rouse, rant, rave, read, recite, resolve, rodomontade, run out, scrap, scratch, soapbox, speak at length, spiel, spin out, spout, stop, stretch out, string out, terminate, tub-thump, wind up



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