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God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
Pierre Charron

Meaning of "preach" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PREACH

From Old French prechier, from Church Latin praedicāre, from Latin: to proclaim in public.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PREACH

preach  [priːtʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PREACH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Preach is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb preach in English.

WHAT DOES PREACH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

preach

Sermon

A sermon is an oration by a prophet or member of the clergy. Sermons address a Biblical, theological, religious, or moral topic, usually expounding on a type of belief, law or behavior within both past and present contexts. Elements of preaching include exposition, exhortation and practical application. In Christianity, a sermon is often delivered in a place of worship, most of which have a pulpit or ambo, an elevated architectural feature. The word "sermon" comes from a Middle English word which was derived from an Old French term, which in turn came from the Latin word sermō;. Some link the word to the Latin word serere, which means 'to join together', but this is a minority opinion. The word can mean "conversation", which could mean that early sermons were delivered in the form of question and answer, and that only later did it come to mean a monologue. However, this is contradicted by all the examples from the Bible, where sermons are speeches without interlocution: Moses' sermon in Deuteronomy 1-33; Jesus' sermon on the mount in Matthew 5-7; Peter's sermon after Pentecost in Acts 2:14-40.

Definition of preach in the English dictionary

The definition of preach in the dictionary is to make known or give religious or moral instruction or exhortation in. Other definition of preach is to advocate, esp in a moralizing way.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PREACH

PRESENT

Present
I preach
you preach
he/she/it preaches
we preach
you preach
they preach
Present continuous
I am preaching
you are preaching
he/she/it is preaching
we are preaching
you are preaching
they are preaching
Present perfect
I have preached
you have preached
he/she/it has preached
we have preached
you have preached
they have preached
Present perfect continuous
I have been preaching
you have been preaching
he/she/it has been preaching
we have been preaching
you have been preaching
they have been preaching
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I preached
you preached
he/she/it preached
we preached
you preached
they preached
Past continuous
I was preaching
you were preaching
he/she/it was preaching
we were preaching
you were preaching
they were preaching
Past perfect
I had preached
you had preached
he/she/it had preached
we had preached
you had preached
they had preached
Past perfect continuous
I had been preaching
you had been preaching
he/she/it had been preaching
we had been preaching
you had been preaching
they had been preaching
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will preach
you will preach
he/she/it will preach
we will preach
you will preach
they will preach
Future continuous
I will be preaching
you will be preaching
he/she/it will be preaching
we will be preaching
you will be preaching
they will be preaching
Future perfect
I will have preached
you will have preached
he/she/it will have preached
we will have preached
you will have preached
they will have preached
Future perfect continuous
I will have been preaching
you will have been preaching
he/she/it will have been preaching
we will have been preaching
you will have been preaching
they will have been preaching
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would preach
you would preach
he/she/it would preach
we would preach
you would preach
they would preach
Conditional continuous
I would be preaching
you would be preaching
he/she/it would be preaching
we would be preaching
you would be preaching
they would be preaching
Conditional perfect
I would have preach
you would have preach
he/she/it would have preach
we would have preach
you would have preach
they would have preach
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been preaching
you would have been preaching
he/she/it would have been preaching
we would have been preaching
you would have been preaching
they would have been preaching
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you preach
we let´s preach
you preach
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to preach
Past participle
preached
Present Participle
preaching
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PREACH


areach
əˈriːtʃ
beach
biːtʃ
breach
briːtʃ
breech
briːtʃ
each
iːtʃ
forereach
fɔːˈriːtʃ
headreach
ˈhɛdˌriːtʃ
homescreetch
ˈhəʊmˌskriːtʃ
outpreach
ˌaʊtˈpriːtʃ
outreach
ˌaʊtˈriːtʃ
overreach
ˌəʊvəˈriːtʃ
peach
piːtʃ
reach
riːtʃ
reech
riːtʃ
screech
skriːtʃ
speech
spiːtʃ
teach
tiːtʃ
unbreech
ʌnˈbriːtʃ
unpreach
ʌnˈpriːtʃ
upreach
ʌpˈriːtʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PREACH

preaccuse
preach to the choir
preachable
preacher
preacher curl
preachership
preachier
preachiest
preachified
preachifies
preachify
preachifying
preachily
preachiness
preachingly
preachment
preachy
preacquaint
preacquaintance
preacquisition

WORDS THAT END LIKE PREACH

anticipatory breach
Bondi Beach
cailleach
Daytona Beach
Eurobeach
global reach
impeach
leach
Long Beach
Miami Beach
Palm Beach
pebble beach
pleach
praiseach
raised beach
reteach
seabeach
shingle beach
Taoiseach
Virginia Beach

Synonyms and antonyms of preach in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PREACH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «preach» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of preach

Translation of «preach» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PREACH

Find out the translation of preach to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of preach from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «preach» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

传道
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

predicar
570 millions of speakers

English

preach
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपदेश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الوعظ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

проповедуйте
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pregar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গাহা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prêcher
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berkhotbah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

predigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

説教する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

설교하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Martakake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuyết giáo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அறிவித்த செய்தியைக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपदेश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vaaz vermek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

predicare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

głosić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

проповідуйте
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

predica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κηρύττουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

preek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

predika
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forkynne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of preach

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PREACH»

The term «preach» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.770 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PREACH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about preach

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10 QUOTES WITH «PREACH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word preach.
1
Roland Allen
To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment, because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling; it requires that the speaker should expect a response.
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Francis of Assisi
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
3
Erykah Badu
I don't feel like I need to preach to the world or nothing like that. I just feel like I share what I say, and if listeners get it, they get it. And I never underestimate the audience's ability to feel me.
4
Tammy Faye Bakker
I can trust in Jesus. And this Gospel that we preach does work. So those who are hurting and suffering today, hang in there. The sun will shine again.
5
Faith Baldwin
You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.
6
Mangosuthu Buthelezi
The IFP is here to put into practice what we preach.
7
Tony Campolo
Let us preach Christ, let us be faithful to proclaiming the Gospel, but let's leave judgment in the hands of God.
8
Pierre Charron
God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
9
Kate Clinton
I want to host a religious show. I'm sure nobody will be wanting the 11 o'clock spot on Sunday morning. I think we should really get some of our own preachers and preach that gay is good. And we'd have a great choir.
10
Roald Dahl
Did they preach one thing and practice another, these men of God?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PREACH»

Discover the use of preach in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to preach and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Preach: Theology Meets Practice
A non-academic overview of expositional preaching that provides theological and practical insight on why and how sermons clearly rooted in biblical text must be at the center of church life.
Mark Dever, Greg Gilbert, 2012
2
Preaching: How to Preach Biblically
John MacArthur and other distinguished teachers of preachers respond to the apostle's mandate in this comprehensive treatment of expository preaching.
John MacArthur, 2005
3
Learn to Preach Before Next Weekend
Wibberding writes, "With the dozens of books I've read about preaching and the many lectures I've heard, I am convinced that a simple core runs through it all.
James Richard Wibberding, 2006
4
Dying to Preach: Embracing the Cross in the Pulpit
A fresh approach to the theology of preaching that will inspire every pastor
Steven W. Smith, 2009
5
How to Preach without Notes
This is a classic that has stood the test of time. For forty-five years, seminary students and pastors have benefited from the principles found in this book.
Charles W. Koller, 2007
6
We Preach Christ Crucified
Through hymns, poems, and the lens of personal experience, a leading spiritual director and author takes a thoughtful, in-depth look at the Cross as a focal point for theology, spirituality, Christian symbolism, and discipleship, providing ...
Kenneth Leech, 2005
7
Preach for a Year
Each volume provides 104 sermon outlines on a variety of Bible passages—that's two outlines for every Sunday of the year. A comprehensive and complete resource to help pastors preach the Word for an entire year.
Roger Campbell, 1998
8
Show Me How to Preach Evangelistic Sermons
Included in this comprehensive book on evangelistic preaching are many practical tips and two sample messages. Larry has spoken in my church, and I can attest to the way people respond to his relevancy and clarity in speaking.
R. Larry Moyer
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How to Preach the Miracles: Why People Don't Believe Them ...
Through a combination of rich biblical commentary and accounts of contemporary miracles, this book demonstrates that the answer is to tell stories of the mysterious, saving presence of God -- the realm in which Jesus did his miracle work.
John E. Sumwalt, 2007
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Choosing to Preach: A Comprehensive Introduction to Sermon ...
Beginning with a strong call to keep preaching, this practical book presents and describes five different models for doing so, also relating each style to well-known contemporary preachers.
Kenton C. Anderson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PREACH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term preach is used in the context of the following news items.
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Church leaders preach collaboration
A panel made up of Rev. Jessie White, left, of Trinity Baptist Church, Rev. Lou Ann Sellers, of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa, Dr. «Tuscaloosa News, Jul 15»
2
Obama Don't Preach: African Bishops Defy Obama's Pro-Gay Bullying
In the aftermath of President Obama's pro-gay push in Kenya, a series of African bishops and other religious leaders have responded forcefully, ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
3
Local Gun Stores Preach Gun Safety
Local gun stores are reminding firearm owners about ways to prevent these kinds of deaths from happening. Bill Freet, manager of Shooter's ... «9&10 News, Jul 15»
4
Nana Addo, Afoko & Kwabena Agyapong Must Come Together To …
... Kwesi Effah said – “It will be great to see Nana Addo, Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyapong on the same platform to show and preach unity". «Peace FM Online, Jul 15»
5
Papa Does Preach! Salman Khan Apologizes For Yakub Memon …
We had reported a day ago that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan had tweeted in support of Yakub Memon, who will be hanged on July 30 ... «Movie Talkies, Jul 15»
6
Afrocandy To Pastors: “Go Preach To Boko Haram”
So my advice to y'all is to take your hungry selves and go preach to Boko Haram since you seriously want to preach…Rubbish!” ... «Information Nigeria, Jul 15»
7
American Sports Leaders Preach Inclusion at Beyond Sport United …
The Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., was the center of the American sports world yesterday. The home of the New Jersey Devils was the site ... «Sports Illustrated Kids, Jul 15»
8
Preach Patience and Consistency in B2B Marketing
B2B Marketers are under increased pressure to perform due to a multitude of marketing options, a changing online landscape, and new ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
9
QUENTIN LETTS sees Tony Blair preach to the faithful
Tony Blair makes a strangely self-satisfied swami. His modernise-or-die contribution to the Labour leadership rumpus, made before breakfast in ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
10
Educators practice what they preach at Summer Institute
Teaching today calls for a lot more interaction from students than some might remember. Rapides Parish educators aren't just asking their ... «Alexandria Town Talk, Jul 15»

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