Preach meaning

prēch
Preach is defined as to give a speech or advice about morals or spirituality.

An example of preach is Martin Luther King Jr. giving his I Have a Dream speech.

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To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
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To proclaim or put forth in a sermon.

Preached the gospel.

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To give moral or religious advice, esp. in a tiresome manner.
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To advocate, especially to urge acceptance of or compliance with.

Preached tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

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To deliver (a sermon).
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To deliver a sermon.
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To give religious or moral instruction, especially in a tedious manner.
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To expound or proclaim by preaching.
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To advocate by or as by preaching; urge strongly or persistently.
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To deliver (a sermon)
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(intransitive) To give a sermon.

A local Muslim used to preach from the Quran and hadith.

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To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
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(obsolete) A religious discourse.

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To speak in public on religious matters; give a sermon.
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preach to the choir
  • To argue in favor of a viewpoint already held by one's audience.
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preach to the choir
  • To direct arguments to a person or persons who already concur.
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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 prêcher), from Latin praedicāre, present active infinitive of praedicō.

    From Wiktionary