[ pri-lekt ]
/ prɪˈlɛkt /
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verb (used without object)
to lecture or discourse publicly.
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Origin of prelect
OTHER WORDS FROM prelectpre·lec·tion [pri-lek-shuhn], /prɪˈlɛk ʃən/, nounpre·lec·tor, noun
Words nearby prelect
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Example sentences from the Web for prelect
Being in Rome, I was naturally desirous of seeing the Father, and hearing him prelect.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber|James Aitken Wylie
British Dictionary definitions for prelect
/ (prɪˈlɛkt) /
(intr) rare to lecture or discourse in public
Derived forms of prelectprelection, nounprelector, noun
Word Origin for prelect
C17: from Late Latin praelegere to instruct by reading, lecture, from prae in front of, in public + legere to read, choose
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