Definitions for preachpritʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to proclaim or make known in a sermon.
to deliver (a sermon).
to advocate (moral principles, conduct, etc.) as right or advisable.
(v.i.)to deliver a sermon.
to give earnest advice, esp. in an insistent, tedious, or moralizing way.
Origin of preach:
1175–1225; ME prechen < OF pre(ë)chier < LL praedicāre to preach, L: to assert publicly, proclaim. See predicate
deliver a sermon
"The minister is not preaching this Sunday"
speak, plead, or argue in favor of
"The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to talk to people about God and a religion
a minister preaching to his congregation; to preach a sermon
to try to convince people to behave or live in a particular way
groups that preach hatred/tolerance; I hate it when you preach.
Give a sermon.
Advocate or support verbally in an insisting, urging, or inciting manner.
Origin: prechen, from precchier (Modern French prêcher), from praedicare, present active infinitive of praedico.
to proclaim or publish tidings; specifically, to proclaim the gospel; to discourse publicly on a religious subject, or from a text of Scripture; to deliver a sermon
to give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher
to proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue
to inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching
to deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon
to teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching
to advise or recommend earnestly
a religious discourse
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'preach' in Verbs Frequency: #1056
Translations for preach
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to give a talk (called a sermon), usually during a religious service, about religious or moral matters
The vicar preached (a sermon) on/about pride.
- يَعِظ، يَكْرِزArabic
- pregarPortuguese (BR)
- وعظ کردنFarsi
- לָשֵאת דְּרָשָהHebrew
- प्रवचन देनाHindi
- prédikál, igét hirdetHungarian
- sakyti (pamokslą)Lithuanian
- sprediķot; sludinātLatvian
- preke, holde en prekenNorwegian
- mówić kazaniePolish
- وعظ کردنPersian
- وعظ كولPashto
- aţine o predicăRomanian
- vaaz vermekTurkish
- (宗教的)佈道Chinese (Trad.)
- تبليغ کرناUrdu
- giảng đạoVietnamese
- （宗教的）布道Chinese (Simp.)
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