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pontificate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpontificatepon‧tif‧i‧cate1 /pɒnˈtɪfɪkeɪt $ pɑːn-/ verb [intransitive]  PROUDto give your opinion about something in a way that shows you think you are always rightpontificate about/on Politicians are always pontificating about education.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pontificateIt certainly helped me to endure Hamilton's pontificating.What am I doing pontificating about art and history?I know because I have spent almost four years pontificating about safety and car accidents.But he does not simply pontificate from his position as an excellent photographer, or regurgitate standard procedures.Mostly he would pontificate on the evils of Roosevelt, who he said was a man who betrayed his class.There are lots of people in Washington who pontificate on the issue of the day.Moral considerations are the responsibility of others to pontificate on.In a city that makes its living blaring its opinions, some folk are pontificating to the point of injury.pontificate about/onMoral considerations are the responsibility of others to pontificate on.Politicians will happily pontificate on any issue, but not all of them really know anything about it.What am I doing pontificating about art and history?I know because I have spent almost four years pontificating about safety and car accidents.Mostly he would pontificate on the evils of Roosevelt, who he said was a man who betrayed his class.There are lots of people in Washington who pontificate on the issue of the day.
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pontificatepon‧tif‧i‧cate2 /pɒnˈtɪfɪkət $ pɑːn-/ noun [countable]  RRCthe position or period of being Pope
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pontificateEverything Rossi says is illustrated by the story of Humanae Vitae, which proved to be the central crisis of his pontificate.Otherwise his pontificate has little political significance.The new pope was given the name Innocent by the archdeacon and invested with the scarlet mantle which signified his pontificate.The long struggle by popes and bishops for celibacy among the clergy was not over by Innocent's pontificate.Nevertheless, Leo's pontificate did not realize the hopes it awoke.Melloni uses these data to argue that the influence of Pius prevailed as the pontificate wore on.Following Peter's collection, there were two more unofficial collections for the pontificate.From this pontificate come, not surprisingly, important collections of church, or canon, law.
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Verb table
pontificate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypontificate
he, she, itpontificates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypontificated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pontificated
he, she, ithas pontificated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pontificated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pontificate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pontificated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pontificating
he, she, itis pontificating
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you, we, theyare pontificating
Past
I, he, she, itwas pontificating
you, we, theywere pontificating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pontificating
he, she, ithas been pontificating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pontificating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pontificating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pontificating
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