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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
lecture (noun)
1.
a discourse given before an audience or class especially for instruction
2.
a formal reproof
lecture (verb)
intransitive verb
transitive verb
to deliver a lecture or a course of - lectures
1.
to deliver a lecture to
2.
to reprove formally
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
lecture (verb)
1.
to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
SYNONIMS:
baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste ( lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, score, tongue-lash, upbraid
RELATED WORDS:
admonish, chide, remonstrate (with), reprove; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis ( diss) [], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate; belittle, disparage, mock, put down; ridicule, scoff, scorn
NEAR ANTONYMS:
approve, endorse ( indorse), sanction; extol ( extoll), laud, praise
lecture (verb)
2.
to give a formal often extended talk on a subject
SYNONIMS:
declaim, descant, discourse, expatiate, harangue, lecture, orate, speak
RELATED WORDS:
recite, soliloquize; dissert, expound, pontificate, sermonize; mouth, spout; filibuster
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