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1. pontificate

verb. ['pɑːnˈtɪfəˌkeɪt'] administer a pontifical office.

Synonyms

  • administer

Etymology

  • pontificatus (Latin)
  • pontifex (Latin)

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2. pontificate

noun. ['pɑːnˈtɪfəˌkeɪt'] the government of the Roman Catholic Church.

Synonyms

  • Roman Catholic Pope
  • Vicar of Christ
  • papacy
  • authorities
  • regime
  • government
  • pontiff
  • Holy Father
  • Catholic Pope
  • pope

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • keep quiet

Etymology

  • pontificatus (Latin)
  • pontifex (Latin)

3. pontificate

verb. ['pɑːnˈtɪfəˌkeɪt'] talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner.

Synonyms

  • talk

Etymology

  • pontificatus (Latin)
  • pontifex (Latin)

Example sentences of the word pontificate


1. Noun, singular or mass
The Franciscan rosary is named for Saint Francis of Assisi, a well-known and beloved saint after whom Pope Francisco I dedicated his pontificate in 2013.

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