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Synonyms of 'lecture'

(noun) 
Definition
a talk on a particular subject delivered to an audience
In his lecture he covered an enormous variety of topics.
Synonyms
talk
The guide gave us a brief talk on the history of the site.
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address
The president had scheduled an address to the people for that evening.
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speech
He delivered his speech in French.
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lesson
She took piano lessons.
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presentation
a business presentation
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discourse
He responds with a lengthy discourse on deployment strategy.
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sermon
his first sermon as bishop
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harangue
a political harangue
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oration
a brief funeral oration
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disquisition
She launched into an authoritative disquisition.
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webinar
(noun) 
Definition
a lengthy scolding
Our captain gave us a stern lecture on safety.
Synonyms
telling-off (informal)
I got a severe telling-off for not phoning him.
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rebuke
`Silly little boy' was his favourite expression of rebuke.
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reprimand
He has been given a severe reprimand.
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talking-to (informal)
He has had a good talking-to and regrets his actions.
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heat (slang, mainly US, Canadian)
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going-over (informal)
Our manager gave us a right going-over in the changing room after the game.
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wigging (British, slang)
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censure
It is a controversial policy which has attracted international censure.
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scolding
He was given a scolding for offending his opponents.
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chiding
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dressing-down (informal)
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reproof
a reproof that she responded to right away
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castigation
Helen's merciless castigation of her staff in public
(verb) 
Definition
to deliver a lecture (to an audience or class)
She has lectured and taught all over the world.
Synonyms
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speak
Last month I spoke in front of two thousand people in Birmingham.
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address
She will address a conference on human rights next week.
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discourse
He discoursed for several hours on English prose.
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spout (informal)
She would go red in the face and start to spout.
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harangue
haranguing her furiously in words she didn't understand
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give a talk
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hold forth
He is capable of holding forth with great eloquence.
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(verb) 
Definition
to scold (someone) at length
He used to lecture me about getting too much sun.
Synonyms
tell off (informal)
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berate
Marion berated Joe for the noise he made.
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scold
If he finds out, he'll scold me.
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reprimand
He was reprimanded by a teacher.
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carpet (informal)
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censure
I would not presume to censure him for his views.
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castigate
She castigated him for having no intellectual interests.
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chide
He is quick to chide his staff for any mistakes or oversights.
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admonish
They admonished me for taking risks with my health.
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tear into (informal)
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read the riot act
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reprove
Women were reproved if they did not wear hats.
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bawl out (informal)
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chew out (US, Canadian, informal)
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tear (someone) off a strip (British, informal)
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give a rocket (British, New Zealand, informal)
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give someone a talking-to (informal)
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give someone a dressing-down (informal)
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give someone a telling-off (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of address
Definition
a formal speech
The president had scheduled an address to the people for that evening.
in the sense of address
She will address a conference on human rights next week.
Synonyms
give a speech to,
talk to,
speak to,
give a talk to,
spout to,
hold forth to,
expound to,
orate to,
sermonize to
in the sense of admonish
Definition
to reprimand sternly
They admonished me for taking risks with my health.
Synonyms
tear into (informal),
tell off (informal),
read the riot act to someone,
carpet (informal),
chew out (US, Canadian, informal),
tear someone off a strip (British, informal),
give someone a rocket (British, New Zealand, informal),
slap someone on the wrist,
rap someone over the knuckles,
bawl out (informal)

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