Synonyms for (noun) lecture

Synonyms: lecture, lecturing

Definition: teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)

Similar words: instruction, pedagogy, teaching

Definition: the profession of a teacher

Usage: he prepared for teaching while still in college; pedagogy is recognized as an important profession


Synonyms: speech, talking to, lecture

Definition: a lengthy rebuke

Usage: a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline; the teacher gave him a talking to

Similar words: reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, rebuke

Definition: an act or expression of criticism and censure

Usage: he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face


Synonyms: lecture, talk, public lecture

Definition: a speech that is open to the public

Usage: he attended a lecture on telecommunications

Similar words: speech, address

Definition: the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

Usage: he listened to an address on minor Roman poets

Synonyms for (verb) lecture

Synonyms: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: 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

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free


Synonyms: talk, lecture

Definition: deliver a lecture or talk

Usage: She will talk at Rutgers next week; Did you ever lecture at Harvard?

Similar words: teach, learn, instruct

Definition: impart skills or knowledge to

Usage: I taught them French; He instructed me in building a boat