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lecture

lec·ture

lecture

 
 
pronunciation:
lek chr
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a formal instructional talk given in front of an audience.
Our music professor gave us an interesting lecture on the development of jazz.We're going up to the university tonight to hear a lecture.He's well-known for giving lengthy and boring lectures to his classes.
synonyms:
talk
similar words:
address, discourse, discussion, disquisition, oration, speech
definition 2: a lengthy speech given to warn or scold another, esp. about behavior.
Her mother gave her a lecture about dressing appropriately.He got a lecture from his father when he came home at two in the morning.
synonyms:
sermon
similar words:
admonition, censure, homily, rebuke, remonstrance, reprimand, reproach, reproof
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: lectured, lectures, lecturing
definition: to present a lecture.
The archaeologist lectured about his recent find in Turkey.
synonyms:
speak, talk
similar words:
discourse, expound
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to warn or rebuke, usu. at length.
He's a good kid; why are you always lecturing him?
synonyms:
sermonize
similar words:
admonish, censure, exhort, lesson, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand
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Word Parts
The word lecture contains the following parts:
leg2, lect1, lig Latin root that means gather; choose; read