pontificate ( pontificates plural & 3rd person present) ( pontificating present participle) ( pontificated past tense & past participle )
The verb is pronounced pɒntɪfɪkeɪt. The noun is pronounced pɒntɪfɪkət.
1 verb If someone pontificatesabout something, they state their opinions as if they are the only correct ones and nobody could possibly argue against them.
FORMAL Politicians like to pontificate about falling standards. V about/on n, Also V
2 n-count The pontificate of a pope is the period of time during which he is pope.
Pope Formosus died after a pontificate of four and a half years.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
declaim, dogmatize, expound, hold forth, lay down the law, pontify, preach, pronounce, sound off
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