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Definition of hector verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



hector somebody + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hector
he / she / it hectors
past simple hectored
-ing form hectoring
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to try to make someone do something by talking or behaving in an aggressive way synonym bully
adjective a hectoring tone of voice
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