preaching


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preach

 (prēch)
v. preached, preach·ing, preach·es
v.tr.
1. To proclaim or put forth in a sermon: preached the gospel.
2. To advocate, especially to urge acceptance of or compliance with: preached tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
3. To deliver (a sermon).
v.intr.
1. To deliver a sermon.
2. To give religious or moral instruction, especially in a tedious manner.
Idiom:
preach to the choir/converted
To argue in favor of a viewpoint already held by one's audience.

[Middle English prechen, from Old French preechier, from Late Latin praedicāre, from Latin, to proclaim : prae-, pre- + dicāre, to proclaim; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

preach′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.preaching - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)preaching - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
baccalaureate - a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
kerugma, kerygma - preaching the gospel of Christ in the manner of the early church
evangelism - zealous preaching and advocacy of the gospel
homily, preachment - a sermon on a moral or religious topic
2.preaching - a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him"
talking to, lecture, speech - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"

preaching

noun sermonizing, instruction, sermons, evangelism, religious teaching the minister's approach to evangelistic preaching
Translations

preaching

[ˈpriːtʃɪŋ] Npredicación f (pej) → sermoneo m

preaching

n (lit, fig) (= act)Predigen nt; (= sermon)Predigt f
References in classic literature ?
It's a Methodis' preaching, sir; it's been gev hout as a young woman's a-going to preach on the Green," answered Mr.
And what does your parson say, I wonder, to a young woman preaching just under his nose?
She was not preaching as she heard others preach, but speaking directly from her own emotions and under the inspiration of her own simple faith.
There was many a responsive sigh and groan from her fellow- Methodists, but the village mind does not easily take fire, and a little smouldering vague anxiety that might easily die out again was the utmost effect Dinah's preaching had wrought in them at present.
Eliot believed it might not be without an effect in subduing their feelings so as to prepare them better to listen to the preaching.
Not being hot at his preaching there was less enthusiasm about him now, and the presence of the grinder seemed to embarrass him.
I do believe I ought to preach it, but like the devils I believe and tremble, for I suddenly leave off preaching it, and give way to my passion for you.
We see the thief preaching against theft, and the adulterer against adultery.
While among those two classes there were many capable, earnest, godly men and women, still a large proportion took up teaching or preaching as an easy way to make a living.
But should you change your belief to something that menaces the established order, your preaching would be unacceptable to your employers, and you would be discharged.
During this period there were many ministers cast out of the church for preaching unacceptable doctrine.
Be true to your salt and your hire; guard, with your preaching, the interests of your employers; but do not come down to the working class and serve as false leaders.