- 1 [intransitive] lecture (on/in something) to give a talk or a series of talks to a group of people on a subject, especially as a way of teaching in a university or college She lectures on Russian literature.
- 2[transitive] lecture somebody (about/on something) lecture somebody (about doing something) to criticize someone or tell them how you think they should behave, especially when it is done in an annoying way Don't start lecturing me! He's always lecturing me about the way I dress.
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NAmE//ˈlɛktʃər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lecture
he / she / it lectures
past simple lectured
-ing form lecturing