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    lecture

    lecture - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lecture

    Definition
    (noun) a speech that is open to the public
    Synonyms : public lecture , talk
    Example Sentence
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications
    Definition
    (noun) a lengthy rebuke
    Synonyms : speech , talking to
    Example Sentence
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to
    Definition
    (noun) teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
    Synonyms : lecturing
    Definition
    (verb) deliver a lecture or talk
    Synonyms : talk
    Example Sentence
    • She will talk at Rutgers next week
    • Did you ever lecture at Harvard?
    Definition
    (verb) censure severely or angrily
    Example Sentence
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
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