Preach

Definition of Preach

v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Preached ; p. pr. & vb. n. Preaching.]
How shall they preach, except they be sent?
- Rom. x. 15.
From that time Jesus began to preach.
- Matt. iv. 17.
2.To give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher.
v. t.1.To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
That Cristes gospel truly wolde preche.
- Chaucer.
The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek.
- Isa. lxi. 1.
2.To inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching.
3.To deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon.
4.To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
5.To advise or recommend earnestly.
My master preaches patience to him.
- Shak.
To preach down
to oppress, or humiliate by preaching.
To preach up
to exalt by preaching; to preach in support of; as, to preach up equality.
- Tennyson.
n.1.A religious discourse.

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address, admonish, advise, advocate, catechize, caution, charge, counsel, deliver a lecture, discourse, encourage, enjoin, evangelize, exhort, explain, exposit, expostulate, expound, harangue, hold forth, homilize, incite, inculcate, induce, issue a caveat, lecture, minister, mission, missionary, move, persuade, point a moral, pontificate, preachify, preaching, preachment, prelect, prompt, prophesy, read a lesson, read a sermon, remonstrate, reprimand, sermonize, sermonizing, speak, talk, warn
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