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Definition 1: teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for lecture in the sense of this definition

(lecture is a kind of ...) the profession of a teacher

"he prepared for teaching while still in college" "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"

(... is a kind of lecture ) the act of giving a talk to an audience

"I attended an interesting talk on local history"

(lecture is a part of ...) presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about

(... is part of lecture) education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

"he took a course in basket weaving" "flirting is not unknown in college classes"

Definition 2: a speech that is open to the public - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where lecture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he attended a lecture on telecommunications

Synonyms for lecture in the sense of this definition

(lecture is a kind of ...) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

Definition 3: a lengthy rebuke - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where lecture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
  • the teacher gave him a talking to

Synonyms for lecture in the sense of this definition

(lecture is a kind of ...) an act or expression of criticism and censure

"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

(... is a kind of lecture ) a moralistic rebuke

"your preaching is wasted on him"

(... is a kind of lecture ) a private lecture to a husband by his wife

Definition 4: censure severely or angrily - [verb of communication]

Samples where lecture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for lecture in the sense of this definition

(lecture is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

(... is a kind of lecture ) censure severely

"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

(... is a kind of lecture ) reprimand

"She told the misbehaving student off"

Definition 5: deliver a lecture or talk - [verb of communication]

Samples where lecture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She will talk at Rutgers next week
  • Did you ever lecture at Harvard?

Synonyms for lecture in the sense of this definition

(lecture is a kind of ...) impart skills or knowledge to

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

(... is a kind of lecture ) deliver a sermon

"The minister is not preaching this Sunday"

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