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preach·i·fy

 (prē′chə-fī′)
intr.v. preach·i·fied, preach·i·fy·ing, preach·i·fies Informal
To preach tediously and didactically.

preach′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

preachify

(ˈpriːtʃɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(intr) informal to preach or moralize in a tedious manner
ˈpreachiˌfying n

preach•i•fy

(ˈpri tʃəˌfaɪ)

v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
to preach in an obtrusive or tedious way.
[1765–75]

preachify


Past participle: preachified
Gerund: preachifying

Imperative
preachify
preachify
Present
I preachify
you preachify
he/she/it preachifies
we preachify
you preachify
they preachify
Preterite
I preachified
you preachified
he/she/it preachified
we preachified
you preachified
they preachified
Present Continuous
I am preachifying
you are preachifying
he/she/it is preachifying
we are preachifying
you are preachifying
they are preachifying
Present Perfect
I have preachified
you have preachified
he/she/it has preachified
we have preachified
you have preachified
they have preachified
Past Continuous
I was preachifying
you were preachifying
he/she/it was preachifying
we were preachifying
you were preachifying
they were preachifying
Past Perfect
I had preachified
you had preachified
he/she/it had preachified
we had preachified
you had preachified
they had preachified
Future
I will preachify
you will preachify
he/she/it will preachify
we will preachify
you will preachify
they will preachify
Future Perfect
I will have preachified
you will have preachified
he/she/it will have preachified
we will have preachified
you will have preachified
they will have preachified
Future Continuous
I will be preachifying
you will be preachifying
he/she/it will be preachifying
we will be preachifying
you will be preachifying
they will be preachifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been preachifying
you have been preachifying
he/she/it has been preachifying
we have been preachifying
you have been preachifying
they have been preachifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been preachifying
you will have been preachifying
he/she/it will have been preachifying
we will have been preachifying
you will have been preachifying
they will have been preachifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been preachifying
you had been preachifying
he/she/it had been preachifying
we had been preachifying
you had been preachifying
they had been preachifying
Conditional
I would preachify
you would preachify
he/she/it would preachify
we would preachify
you would preachify
they would preachify
Past Conditional
I would have preachified
you would have preachified
he/she/it would have preachified
we would have preachified
you would have preachified
they would have preachified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.preachify - speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements; "This man always sermonizes"
advocate, preach - speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
Translations

preachify

[ˈpriːtʃɪfaɪ] VIsermonear largamente

preachify

vi (pej inf)predigen, moralisieren
References in classic literature ?
Shut up your sarmons, Pitt, when Miss Crawley comes down," said his father; "she has written to say that she won't stand the preachifying.
This relates the account of the arduous work of dismantling Spanish hegemony to the growing revolutionary consciousness of the contemporary generation, without preachifying in the Bonifacio narrative.
Despite a heap of preachifying, it's good to have another hughes Brothers picture, their first since from hell.