prelect


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pre·lect

 (prĭ-lĕkt′)
intr.v. pre·lect·ed, pre·lect·ing, pre·lects
To lecture or discourse in public.

[Latin praelegere, praelect- : prae-, pre- + legere, to read; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·lec′tion n.
pre·lec′tor n.

prelect

(prɪˈlɛkt)
vb
(intr) rare to lecture or discourse in public
[C17: from Late Latin praelegere to instruct by reading, lecture, from prae in front of, in public + legere to read, choose]
preˈlection n
preˈlector n

pre•lect

(prɪˈlɛkt)

v.i.
to lecture.
[1610–20; < Latin praelectus, past participle of praelegere to read aloud =prae- pre- + legere to read]
pre•lec′tion (-ˈlɛk ʃən) n.
pre•lec′tor, n.

prelect


Past participle: prelected
Gerund: prelecting

Imperative
prelect
prelect
Present
I prelect
you prelect
he/she/it prelects
we prelect
you prelect
they prelect
Preterite
I prelected
you prelected
he/she/it prelected
we prelected
you prelected
they prelected
Present Continuous
I am prelecting
you are prelecting
he/she/it is prelecting
we are prelecting
you are prelecting
they are prelecting
Present Perfect
I have prelected
you have prelected
he/she/it has prelected
we have prelected
you have prelected
they have prelected
Past Continuous
I was prelecting
you were prelecting
he/she/it was prelecting
we were prelecting
you were prelecting
they were prelecting
Past Perfect
I had prelected
you had prelected
he/she/it had prelected
we had prelected
you had prelected
they had prelected
Future
I will prelect
you will prelect
he/she/it will prelect
we will prelect
you will prelect
they will prelect
Future Perfect
I will have prelected
you will have prelected
he/she/it will have prelected
we will have prelected
you will have prelected
they will have prelected
Future Continuous
I will be prelecting
you will be prelecting
he/she/it will be prelecting
we will be prelecting
you will be prelecting
they will be prelecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prelecting
you have been prelecting
he/she/it has been prelecting
we have been prelecting
you have been prelecting
they have been prelecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prelecting
you will have been prelecting
he/she/it will have been prelecting
we will have been prelecting
you will have been prelecting
they will have been prelecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prelecting
you had been prelecting
he/she/it had been prelecting
we had been prelecting
you had been prelecting
they had been prelecting
Conditional
I would prelect
you would prelect
he/she/it would prelect
we would prelect
you would prelect
they would prelect
Past Conditional
I would have prelected
you would have prelected
he/she/it would have prelected
we would have prelected
you would have prelected
they would have prelected
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prelect

verb
To talk to an audience formally:
Archaic: bespeak.
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