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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hold forth mean? 

  The verb HOLD FORTH has 1 sense:

1. talk at length and formally about a topic

  Familiarity information: HOLD FORTH used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1hold forth [BACK TO TOP]


Talk at length and formally about a topic

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


dissertate; hold forth; discourse

Context example:

The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England

Hypernyms (to "hold forth" is one way to...):

speak; talk (exchange thoughts; talk with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s on something

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