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English noun: lecture

1. lecture (communication) a speech that is open to the public


SamplesHe attended a lecture on telecommunications.


Synonymspublic lecture, talk


Broader (hypernym)address, speech

2. lecture (communication) a lengthy rebuke


SamplesA good lecture was my father's idea of discipline.
The teacher gave him a talking to.


Synonymsspeech, talking to


Broader (hypernym)rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval


Narrower (hyponym)curtain lecture, preaching, sermon

3. lecture (act) teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)


Synonymslecturing


Broader (hypernym)instruction, pedagogy, teaching


Narrower (hyponym)talk


Part holonymlecture demonstration


Part meronymclass, course, course of instruction, course of study


English verb: lecture

1. lecture (communication) deliver a lecture or talk


SamplesShe will talk at Rutgers next week.
Did you ever lecture at Harvard?.


ExamplesSam and Sue lecture


Synonymstalk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s on something


Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach


Narrower (hyponym)preach, prophesy

2. lecture (communication) censure severely or angrily


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart


Narrower (hyponym)brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate, tell off









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