Definition of Preach

1. Verb. Deliver a sermon. "Sam and Sue preach"; "The minister is not preaching this Sunday"

Exact synonyms: Prophesy
Specialized synonyms: Evangelise, Evangelize
Generic synonyms: Lecture, Talk
Derivative terms: Preacher, Preaching, Preachment



2. Verb. Speak, plead, or argue in favor of. "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
Exact synonyms: Advocate
Generic synonyms: Exhort, Press, Urge, Urge On
Specialized synonyms: Moralise, Moralize, Preachify, Sermonise, Sermonize
Derivative terms: Advocacy, Advocate, Advocator, Preaching

Definition of Preach

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.

3. n. A religious discourse.

Definition of Preach

1. Verb. Give a sermon. ¹

2. Verb. Advocate or support verbally in an insisting, urging, or inciting manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preach

1. to advocate or recommend urgently [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Literary usage of Preach

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1865)
"Brown preach'd for me all Day. 21. Lecture, preach'd my Selfe. 28. ... Publick Fast on ace' of y* Expedition to Canada—my Father preach'd for me, ..."

2. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"persons for preaching, when he saith, that "they that preach the gospel, ... A. It was contrary to the apostle, to preach to raise up a living for preaching ..."

3. The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks (1837)
"License to preach the Gospel. — His temporary Residence in the City of New York. — His Tutorship in Yale College. — The further Developement of his Talents ..."

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