verb (used without object), pon·tif·i·cat·ed, pon·tif·i·cat·ing.
Origin of pontificate
Related formspon·tif·i·ca·tion, nounpon·tif·i·ca·tor, noun
Examples from the Web for pontificates
Buddy rambles, digresses, pontificates, and fails completely to make Seymour Glass seem a believable human being.
The bas-reliefs represent historical subjects of the two pontificates.Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes
In all he worked under the pontificates of seven different popes.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
This is the principle of that divine series of frescoes, with which under the pontificates of Julius II.
In Rome this custom prevailed, at least since the pontificates of Xystus and Telesphorus (about 120).English Conferences of Ernest Renan|Ernest Renan