To intone the church service.
I can neither lampoon, Sing in tune; much less can I Intone.
"There are some things, Professor," a character might intone, "that man should not meddle in"(or should be left to the Creator or some other expression of piety).
intone the mantra, and both sensed a kind of ' fluttering ' around the circle.
intone the old incantations to save the region: Spirit of the Earth, remember!
Intellectuals sympathetic to them gravely intone all the reasons why the old model of seizing the state no longer works.