lecture-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: deliver a formal talk or reprimand at length

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[animate]] LECTURE (NP2[patient[animate]]) (PP{P NP[topic]})
NOTE:[animate] includes institutions which are presumed to me made up of animate being; Preposition is usually on/about.

He lectured to professional groups across Europe.
She will be lecturing on differential calculus this semester.
He lectured at Purdue University for 34 years.
The officer lectured them, then let them go with just a warning.
My father lectured me for hours on the dangers of smoking.
I've lectured my students on the need to put more effort into these

VerbNet: lecture-37.11-1
FrameNet: speak_on_topic
PropBank: lecture.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2