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.]
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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
Examples of preach in a Sentence
Practice yourself what you preach.
Many people preach righteousness and perform sins.
It is a stupid goose that listens to the fox preach.
Preach the gospel at all times -- If necessary, use words.
He does not preach what he practices till he has practiced what he preaches.
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- searmonaichScottish Gaelic
- sharmanee, preaçhManx
- प्रचारित करनाHindi
- defensionem evangeliiLatin
- priedegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kauhau, kauwhauMāori
- prediken, preken, verkondigenDutch
- pretchî, pirlodjîWalloon
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