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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prēch, v.i. to pronounce a public discourse on sacred subjects: to discourse earnestly: to give advice in an offensive or obtrusive manner.—v.t. to publish in religious discourses: to deliver, as a sermon: to teach publicly.—n. (coll.) a sermon.—ns. Preach′er, one who discourses publicly on religious matter: a minister or clergyman; Preach′ership.—v.i. Preach′ify, to preach tediously: to weary with lengthy advice.—ns. Preach′ing, the act of preaching: a public religious discourse: a sermon; Preach′ing-cross, a cross in an open place at which monks, &c., preached.—n.pl. Preach′ing-frī′ars, the Dominicans.—n. Preach′ment, a sermon, in contempt: a discourse affectedly solemn.—adj. Preach′y, given to tedious moralising.—Preach down, and up, to decry, or the opposite. [Fr. prêcher (It. predicare)—L. prædicāre, -ātum, to proclaim.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'preach' in Verbs Frequency: #1056
The numerical value of preach in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of preach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches.
I will preach to anybody that will listen but mostly I want to set a good example.
I was very overwhelmed by the gesture and wanted to make them aware that they were doing a very good job and practicing what they preach.
We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.
We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.
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Translations for preach
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- searmonaichScottish Gaelic
- sharmanee, preaçhManx
- प्रचारित करनाHindi
- priedegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kauhau, kauwhauMāori
- prediken, preken, verkondigenDutch
- pretchî, pirlodjîWalloon
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