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PREACH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does preach mean? 

PREACH (verb)
  The verb PREACH has 2 senses:

1. deliver a sermon
2. speak, plead, or argue in favour of

  Familiarity information: PREACH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREACH (verb)


Sense 1preach [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deliver a sermon

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

preach; prophesy

Context example:

The minister is not preaching this Sunday

Hypernyms (to "preach" is one way to...):

lecture; talk (deliver a lecture or talk)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "preach"):

evangelise; evangelize (preach the gospel (to))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something ----s to somebody
Somebody ----s on something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue preach


Sense 2preach [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speak, plead, or argue in favour of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

advocate; preach

Context example:

The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house

Hypernyms (to "preach" is one way to...):

exhort; press; urge; urge on (force or impel in an indicated direction)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "preach"):

moralise; moralize; preachify; sermonise; sermonize (speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Somebody ----s to somebody


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