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English verb: preach

1. preach (communication) deliver a sermon

SamplesThe minister is not preaching this Sunday.

ExamplesSam and Sue preach


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.


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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