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lecture

lec·ture

lecture

 
 
pronunciation:
lek chr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a talk given in front of an audience.
The professor gave a lecture to his class.
synonyms:
talk
similar words:
address, discussion, speech
definition 2: a long speech given to warn or scold another.
He gave the boy a lecture about his poor table manners.
synonyms:
sermon
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lectured, lectures, lecturing
definition 1: to present a lecture.
The artist lectured about his work.
synonyms:
speak
definition 2: to warn or scold.
Dad really lectured me after I left his tools in the rain.
similar words:
admonish
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Word Parts
The word lecture contains the following parts:
leg2, lect1, lig Latin root that means gather; choose; read