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  1. pontificate

    • v.
      express one's opinions in a way considered annoyingly pompous and dogmatic;(in the Roman Catholic Church) officiate as bishop, especially at Mass
    • n.
      (in the Roman Catholic Church) the office or tenure of pope or bishop
    • verb: pontificate, 3rd person present: pontificates, gerund or present participle: pontificating, past tense: pontificated, past participle: pontificated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. express one's opinions in a way considered annoyingly pompous and dogmatic he was pontificating about art and history
    • 2. (in the Roman Catholic Church) officiate as bishop, especially at Mass he pontificated at three Christmas Masses

    名詞

    • 1. (in the Roman Catholic Church) the office or tenure of pope or bishop Pope Gregory VIII enjoyed only a ten-week pontificate