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Definition 1: the government of the Roman Catholic Church - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for pontificate in the sense of this definition

(pontificate is a kind of ...) the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

"the government reduced taxes" "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

(pontificate is a member of ...) the head of the Roman Catholic Church

Definition 2: talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner - [verb of communication]

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

  • The new professor always pontificates

(pontificate is a kind of ...) exchange thoughts; talk with

"We often talk business" "Actions talk louder than words"

(pontificate is a kind of ...) work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of

"administer a program" "she administers the funds"

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