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Definition of Preach


  1. To proclaim or publish tidings; specifically, to proclaim the gospel; to discourse publicly on a religious subject, or from a text of Scripture; to deliver a sermon.
  2. To give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher.
  3. To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
  4. To inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching.
  5. To deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon.
  6. To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
  7. To advise or recommend earnestly.
  8. A religious discourse.

Preach Quotations

We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.
Pope Francis

Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
Francis of Assisi

The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach 'one language.' No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.
Al Sharpton

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Oliver Goldsmith

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
Francis of Assisi
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Preach Translations

preach in Dutch is prediken, preken
preach in German is predigen
preach in Spanish is predicar
preach in Swedish is predika