Associations to the word «Preach»


PREACH, verb. (intransitive) To give a sermon.
PREACH, verb. (transitive) To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
PREACH, verb. (transitive) To advise or recommend earnestly.
PREACH, verb. (transitive) To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
PREACH, noun. (obsolete) A religious discourse.
PREACH TO DEAF EARS, verb. (idiomatic) To attempt to persuade a party that does not wish to listen or cannot be altered in its conviction.
PREACH TO THE CHOIR, verb. (idiomatic) Speaking as if to convince a person or group of something which that person or group already believes.
PREACH TO THE CONVERTED, verb. Alternative form of preach to the choir

Dictionary definition

PREACH, verb. Deliver a sermon; "The minister is not preaching this Sunday".
PREACH, verb. Speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house".

Wise words

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe