Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lecture

3 senses of lecture

Sense 1
lecture, public lecture, talk -- (a speech that is open to the public; "he attended a lecture on telecommunications")
       => address, speech -- (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets")

Sense 2
lecture, speech, talking to -- (a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to")
       => rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand -- (an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face")

Sense 3
lecture, lecturing -- (teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class))
       => teaching, instruction, pedagogy -- (the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lecture

2 senses of lecture

Sense 1
lecture, talk -- (deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?")
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

Sense 2
call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast -- (censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

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