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Definition of "preach" []

  • To proclaim or put forth in a sermon: preached the gospel. (verb-transitive)
  • To advocate, especially to urge acceptance of or compliance with: preached tolerance and peaceful coexistence. (verb-transitive)
  • To deliver (a sermon). (verb-transitive)
  • To deliver a sermon. (verb-intransitive)
  • To give religious or moral instruction, especially in a tedious manner. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "preach" in a sentence
  • "Also the fact that they don't live what they preach is as hypocritical as it gets."
  • "Just because there are more tolerant attitudes in those countries, does not mean that there are no individuals such as those in churches and who preach from the pulpit who cause the internalization of grief and guilt."
  • "Many years later, Ronnie told a reporter, All I can preach is school."