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pontificateverb [I]

us   /pɑnˈtɪf·ɪˌkeɪt/
to speak in an important manner as if only your opinion was correct: Experts get on the tube and pontificate about the economy.
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pontificateverb [I]

uk   /pɒnˈtɪf.ɪ.keɪt/ us   /pɑːnˈtɪf.ə.keɪt/ disapproving
to speak or write and give your opinion about something as if you knew everything about it and as if only your opinion was correct: I think it should be illegal for non-parents to pontificate on/about parenting.

pontificatenoun [C]

uk   /pɒnˈtɪf.ɪ.kət/ us   /pɑːnˈtɪf.ə.kət/ formal
the period of office of a pope (= leader of the Roman Catholic Church): The decision was made during the pontificate of Pope John XX.
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Translations of “pontificate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自以为是地发表意见, 发表武断的意见…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自以為是地發表意見, 發表武斷的意見…
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