Definitions for preachpritʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word preach
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"
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
Origin: [OE. prechen, OF. preechier, F. prcher, fr. L. praedicare to cry in public, to proclaim; prae before + dicare to make known, dicere to say; or perhaps from (assumed) LL. praedictare. See Diction, and cf. Predicate, Predict.]
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- searmonaichScottish Gaelic
- sharmanee, preaçhManx
- priedegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kauhau, kauwhauMāori
- prediken, preken, verkondigenDutch
- pretchî, pirlodjîWalloon
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