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1. lecture

noun. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] a speech that is open to the public.

Synonyms

  • speech
  • talk
  • public lecture

Antonyms

  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word lecture


1. Verb, base form
Motivational speakers are typically self-employed and are contracted to lecture on select topics on a one-time or semi-regular basis.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Take notes for every course and lecture.

3. Adjective
Rather than lecture students and make them take notes, classrooms keep children stimulated through interactive and interesting activities.

Quotes containing the word lecture


1. I’m not going to lecture you on the error of your ways. Not until you fetch me a podium and a microphone. I’ll also need a screen, a projector, and a laser pointer.
- Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

2. A lecture has been well described as the process whereby the notes of the teacher become the notes of the student without passing through the mind of either.
- Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Bestselling Guide to Reading Books and Accessing Information

3. The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book."(Introductory lecture as professor of Latin at University College, London, 3 October 1892)
- A.E. Housman, Selected Prose

2. lecture

verb. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] deliver a lecture or talk.

Synonyms

  • preach
  • talk
  • teach
  • instruct
  • prophesy

Antonyms

  • incorrect
  • incorrectness
  • false
  • falsify

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)

3. lecture

verb. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] censure severely or angrily.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • castigate
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • rebuke
  • scold
  • jaw
  • dress down
  • reproof
  • brush down
  • lambast
  • criticize
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • tell off
  • knock
  • correct
  • criticise
  • call down
  • objurgate
  • have words
  • pick apart
  • chasten
  • chastise
  • call on the carpet
  • berate
  • reprimand

Antonyms

  • unbalance
  • wrong
  • wrongness
  • improper

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)

4. lecture

noun. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class).

Synonyms

  • teaching
  • lecturing
  • course of instruction
  • instruction
  • pedagogy
  • talk
  • class
  • course
  • course of study

Antonyms

  • lose
  • cheer
  • overdress
  • undress

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)

5. lecture

noun. ['ˈlɛktʃɝ'] a lengthy rebuke.

Synonyms

  • speech
  • reproval
  • sermon
  • curtain lecture
  • rebuke
  • preaching
  • reproof
  • reprimand
  • reprehension

Antonyms

  • flatter
  • miss
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • lectura (Latin)
  • lectus (Latin)
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