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preach

preach

 
 
pronunciation:
prich
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: preached, preaches, preaching
definition 1: to present or deliver (religious or moral instruction or the like) in a sermon.
The minister preached the gospel of Mark in his sermon today.
synonyms:
evangelize, sermonize
definition 2: to advocate publicly; urge others to adopt or accept.
He preached compassion for all people.
synonyms:
advocate
similar words:
exhort, lecture, press, promulgate, urge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to give a sermon.
The minister preached on the subject of forgiveness in his sermon last Sunday.
 
synonyms:
sermonize
similar words:
evangelize
definition 2: to offer advice in a self-righteous or annoying way, esp. on religious or moral issues.
I want to tell my parents the truth, but I know they'll only preach at me.
synonyms:
exhort, harangue, preachify
similar words:
lecture, moralize, speechify
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