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English verb: preach

1. preach (communication) deliver a sermon


SamplesThe minister is not preaching this Sunday.


ExamplesSam and Sue preach


Synonymsprophesy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s on something


Broader (hypernym)lecture, talk


Narrower (hyponym)evangelise, evangelize

2. preach (communication) speak, plead, or argue in favor of


SamplesThe doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house.


Synonymsadvocate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)exhort, press, urge, urge on


Narrower (hyponym)moralise, moralize, preachify, sermonise, sermonize









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