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English definition of “lecture”

lecture

verb     /ˈlektʃər/
TEACH [I] to give a formal talk to a group of people , often at a university : She travelled widely throughout North America lecturing on women's rights . For ten years she lectured in law .University and college educationLecturing and addressing
CRITICIZE [T] to talk angrily to someone in order to criticize their behaviour : Stop lecturing me! His parents used to lecture him on his table manners .Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of lecture verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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