intransitive verb-·rat·ed, -·rat·ing
- to make a speech, esp. a lengthy oration
- to sum up or conclude a speech
Origin of peroratefrom Classical Latin peroratus: see peroration
intransitive verbper·o·rat·ed, per·o·rat·ing, per·o·rates
- To conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation.
- To speak at great length, often in a grandiloquent manner; declaim.
Origin of perorateLatin perōrāre perōrāt- per- per- ōrāre to speak
(third-person singular simple present perorates, present participle perorating, simple past and past participle perorated)