Pontificate – To give your opinion
To remember the definition of the word pontificate, use the following mnemonic:
The pontiff was eating cake (pontificate) while going on about his opinion, which he thought was the only correct one.
Examples of pontificate in a sentence
Before you start to pontificate on the faults of others, you should first review your own weaknesses.
The interview was cut short when the journalist started to pontificate about the celebrity’s drug addiction.
The students stopped listening when their teacher started to pontificate in a tone that implied they were stupid.