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English definition of “lecture”

lecture

verb     /ˈlek.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/
C2 [I] to give a formal talk to a group of people , often at a university : For ten years she lectured in law . She travelled widely in North America , lecturing on women's rights .Lecturing and addressing [T] to talk angrily or seriously to someone in order to criticize their behaviour : His parents used to lecture him on his table manners .Chastising and rebukingTalking angrily
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