When I admitted I did, he lectured me for five minutes about how the animals suffer.
Lisa Camooso Miller, a Republican strategist, lectured about “the new media reality.”
As he lectured, I took in his rotund physique and noted that he used nicotine to keep his own cognitive connections humming along.
But, as he lectured the assembled audience, the presidential election “just starts the dance.”
I have been blessed to work with her, to learn from her, to travel with her, and even when needed, to be lectured by her.
He lectured, in 1811, at the Royal Institution and elsewhere.
This gentleman was said to adore Lenin, on whom he lectured.
During the Lancashire cotton famine I lectured several times in aid of the fund.
He lectured them on the chemical constituents of milk and the crossing of sugar-canes.
No typical, earnest, sound American who has been here has "lectured" the British.
late 14c., "action of reading, that which is read," from Medieval Latin lectura "a reading, lecture," from Latin lectus, past participle of legere "to read," originally "to gather, collect, pick out, choose" (cf. election), from PIE *leg- "to pick together, gather, collect" (cf. Greek legein "to say, tell, speak, declare," originally, in Homer, "to pick out, select, collect, enumerate;" lexis "speech, diction;" logos "word, speech, thought, account;" Latin lignum "wood, firewood," literally "that which is gathered").
To read is to "pick out words." Meaning "action of reading (a lesson) aloud" is from 1520s. That of "a discourse on a given subject before an audience for purposes of instruction" is from 1530s.
1580s, from lecture (n.). Meaning "to address severely and at length" is from 1706. Related: Lectured; lecturing.