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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Walstan, gives a vita of the saint, an account of his miracles, and "a prayer to Walstan to be recited even 'though ye be unlearned nor can read nor spell." (44) Obviously, the unlearned could not have been reading the tablet themselves; someone must have been prelecting the prayer, and presumably the rest of the text, to the pilgrims.