An example of preach is Martin Luther King Jr. giving his I Have a Dream speech.
Preached the gospel.
Preached tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
- To argue in favor of a viewpoint already held by one's audience.
- To direct arguments to a person or persons who already concur.
Origin of preach
- Middle English prechen from Old French preechier from Late Latin praedicāre from Latin to proclaim prae- pre- dicāre to proclaim deik- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English prechen, from Old French precchier (Modern French prÃªcher), from Latin praedicÄre, present active infinitive of praedicÅ.