V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to give a long and eloquent speech; 2. to end a speech with a formal summary

Synonyms: orate, cant, summarize

Antonyms: chat

Tips: The word perorate originates from the Latin word orare, "to speak." The root word orate means "to speak (in a formal manner.)" An orator is "someone who gives speeches." When you perorate, you may appear somewhat pompous and grandiose. You essentially give a very showy and self-indulgent speech.

Usage Examples:

I think the professor got into teaching just so he could perorate to a captive audience on a daily basis. (orate, give a formal speech)

Are we going to have to sit here and listen to this pompous man perorate all night? (give formal and showy speeches)

You can perorate on that subject all day long, but you'll never convince me. (orate, cant)

Even after he perorated his lengthy speech, I still had no idea what he had been talking about. (formally summarized)

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