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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
lecture /'lektʃə/
  • danh từ
    • bài diễn thuyết; bài lên lớp; bài thuyết trình; bài nói chuyện
    • lời la mắng, lời quở trách
      • to read (give) someone a lecture: quở trách ai; lên lớp cho ai
  • động từ
    • diễn thuyết, thuyết trình
    • la mắng, quở trách; lên lớp (ai)
Concise Dictionary
+a speech that is open to the public
+a lengthy rebuke
+teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class)
+deliver a lecture or talk
+censure severely or angrily

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 speech, address, talk, discourse, disquisition, treatise, dissertation, paper, lesson, instruction, sermon, declamation, harangue, diatribe, philippic, screed:
The preacher delivered a lecture on the evils of drink.
2 reproof, reprimand, rebuke, criticism, censure, reproach, scolding, upbraiding, chiding, berating, tongue-lashing, remonstration, Colloq dressing-down, telling-off, Slang Brit wigging, US and Canadian chewing-out:
I had to listen to another lecture about staying out late.
3 make or deliver or give a speech or address or talk, discourse; sermonize, hold forth, moralize, pontificate, orate, preach, declaim, expound, go on about, harangue:
She lectures on Chinese art of the 18th century. He insists on lecturing to everyone he meets
4 reprove, reprimand, rebuke, reproach, scold, upbraid, berate, chide, tongue-lash, remonstrate with, rail at, fulminate against; admonish, warn; Colloq dress down, tell off, send (someone) away or off with a flea in his or her ear, Slang Brit wig, US and Canadian chew out:
She is always lecturing me about keeping my room tidy.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
~ (to sb) (on / about sth)
1 a talk that is given to a group of people to teach them about a particular subject, often as part of a university or college course: to deliver / give a lecture to first-year students + to attend a series of lectures on Jane Austen + a lecture room / hall
2 a long angry talk that sb gives to one person or a group of people because they have done sth wrong: I know I should stop smoking-don't give me a lecture about it.
+ verb
1 ~ (in / on sth) [V] 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 in Russian literature.
2 [VN] ~ sb (about / on sth)
~ sb (about doing sth) to criticize sb 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.
Collocation Dictionary

1 talk given to a group of people


fascinating, interesting | boring | formal | illustrated | impromptu | guest
A two-day event of guest lectures, seminars and workshops.
| popular, public | annual | inaugural, introductory
Professor Pearson gave the inaugural lecture in the new lecture theatre.
| keynote, plenary | memorial


course, programme, series


deliver, give, present | hold, put on
The society is putting on a series of lectures on the subject next term.
| attend, go to, hear
listen to | miss, skip | prepare, write


course, programme, series | hall, room, theatre | notes | tour | circuit
a familiar figure on the international lecture circuit


at a/the ~
She wasn't at the lecture.
| during a/the ~
The fire bell went during his lecture.
| in a/the ~
She referred to Professor Jones's work in her lecture on Shakespeare's imagery.
| ~ by
a lecture by Professor Snow
| ~ about/on, ~ to
a lecture to the Darwin Society


a lecture entitled sth
a lecture entitled ‘How to Prevent Food Poisoning’
| a lecture on the subject of sth

2 serious talk to sb about their behaviour


little, long | severe, stern


give sb, read sb
She read me a stern lecture on ingratitude.
| get
I got a lecture from Dad about coming home on time.
| take


~ about/on
I don't take lectures from anyone on how to behave.
| ~ from

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