AskDefine | Define perorate

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

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  1. To speak or declaim at great length, especially in a pompous or grandiloquent manner; to harangue.
  2. To make a peroration; to make a formal recapitulation at the end of a speech.

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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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