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an educational talk to an audience, especially to students in a university or college. a long, serious speech, especially one given as a scolding or reprimand:the usual lecture on table manners
verb [no object]
deliver an educational lecture or lectures:she was lecturing to her class of eighty students [with object] give a lecture to (a class or other audience):he was lecturing future generations of health-service professionals [with object] talk seriously or reprovingly to (someone):don’t lecture me!