from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation.
- intransitive v. To speak at great length, often in a grandiloquent manner; declaim.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To speak or declaim at great length, especially in a pompous or grandiloquent manner; to harangue.
- v. To make a peroration; to make a formal recapitulation at the end of a speech.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make a peroration; to harangue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a peroration; by extension, to make a speech, especially a grandiloquent one.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deliver an oration in grandiloquent style
- v. conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation
Latin perōrāre, perōrāt- : per-, per- + ōrāre, to speak.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)