What does preach mean?

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pritʃpreach

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preach, prophesy(verb)

    deliver a sermon

    "The minister is not preaching this Sunday"

  2. preach, advocate(verb)

    speak, plead, or argue in favor of

    "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"

Wiktionary

  1. preach(Verb)

    Give a sermon.

    Etymology: prechen, from precchier (Modern French prêcher), from praedicare, present active infinitive of praedico.

  2. preach(Verb)

    Advocate or support verbally in an insisting, urging, or inciting manner.

    Etymology: prechen, from precchier (Modern French prêcher), from praedicare, present active infinitive of praedico.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preach(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Preach(verb)

    to give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Preach(verb)

    to proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Preach(verb)

    to inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Preach(verb)

    to deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Preach(verb)

    to teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Preach(verb)

    to advise or recommend earnestly

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Preach

    a religious discourse

    Etymology: [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

  1. Preach

    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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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'preach' in Verbs Frequency: #1056

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How to say preach in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preach in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of preach in a Sentence

  1. Yasir Qadhi:

    Whatever anyone does in their private life is not our business, i am never going to single out anyone in sermons for any sinful conduct. At the same time, in the mosque I am a part of, there is a clear red line : They can not preach onto others that this is part of Shiite Islam, the same way I would not let a person sell liquor on our property.

  2. Funke Akindele-Bello:

    I am sorry if I misled you with the video, I appreciate your concerns and I promise to practice what we preach....

  3. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Daily we preach the phrase United nations and daily we advance our war weapons. What a shame.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Even the dream, desire, demand and wish of every person is in HIS ( Invisible God) control only and surprisingly, some people preach or talk about creating the future and own life.

  5. Famous Proverb:

    It is a stupid goose that listens to the fox preach.

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