deliver a lecture

give a lecture

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  • Lecture — Lec ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lectured} ( t[ u]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lecturing}.] 1. To read or deliver a lecture to. [1913 Webster] 2. To reprove formally and with authority. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lecture — Lec ture, v. i. To deliver a lecture or lectures. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliver — [[t]dɪlɪ̱və(r)[/t]] ♦♦ delivers, delivering, delivered 1) VERB If you deliver something somewhere, you take it there. [V n to n] The Canadians plan to deliver more food to southern Somalia... [V n] The spy returned to deliver a second batch of… …   English dictionary

  • lecture — I n. formal talk 1) to deliver, give a lecture 2) to attend; follow ( understand ) a lecture 3) a lecture about, on 4) at a lecture reprimand 5) to give smb. a lecture (about smt.) II v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to discuss formally ) to lecture about, on… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lecture — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, act of reading, from Late Latin lectura, from Latin lectus, past participle of legere Date: 15th century 1. a discourse given before an audience or class especially for instruction 2. a formal reproof •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lecture — lec|ture1 W3S3 [ˈlektʃə US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Late Latin; Origin: lectura act of reading , from Latin legere to read ] 1.) a long talk on a particular subject that someone gives to a group of people, especially to students in a university… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lecture — /ˈlɛktʃə / (say lekchuh) noun 1. a discourse read or delivered before an audience, especially for instruction or to set forth some subject: a lecture on Picasso. 2. a speech of warning or reproof as to conduct; a long, tedious reprimand: *The… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lecture — /lek cheuhr/, n., v., lectured, lecturing. n. 1. a speech read or delivered before an audience or class, esp. for instruction or to set forth some subject: a lecture on Picasso s paintings. 2. a speech of warning or reproof as to conduct; a long …   Universalium

  • deliver — verb 1》 bring and hand over (a letter or goods) to the appropriate recipient.     ↘formally hand over (someone). 2》 provide (something promised or expected).     ↘Law acknowledge that one intends to be bound by (a deed), either explicitly by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • lecture — lec•ture [[t]ˈlɛk tʃər[/t]] n. v. tured, tur•ing 1) a discourse read or delivered before an audience or class, esp. for instruction: a lecture on modern art[/ex] 2) a long speech of warning or reproof as to conduct 3) to give a lecture or series… …   From formal English to slang

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