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preach - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'preach' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Preach [ v.]
- A religious discourse.
2 . Preach [ 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.
- To give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher.
3 . Preach [ v. t.]
- To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
- To inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching.
- To deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon.
- To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
- To advise or recommend earnestly.

Meaning of 'preach' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . preach [ v]
Meaning (1):
- speak, plead, or argue in favor of
Example in sentence:
  • The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house
Meaning (2):
- deliver a sermon
Example in sentence:
  • The minister is not preaching this Sunday