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preach

[preech] /pritʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to proclaim or make known by sermon (the gospel, good tidings, etc.).
2.
to deliver (a sermon).
3.
to advocate or inculcate (religious or moral truth, right conduct, etc.) in speech or writing.
verb (used without object)
4.
to deliver a sermon.
5.
to give earnest advice, as on religious or moral subjects or the like.
6.
to do this in an obtrusive or tedious way.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English prechen < Old French pre(ë)chier < Late Latin praedicāre to preach (Latin: to assert publicly, proclaim). See predicate
Related forms
outpreach, verb (used with object)
unpreached, adjective
Synonyms
5. advocate, profess, pronounce, expound.
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British Dictionary definitions for outpreach

preach

/priːtʃ/
verb
1.
to make known (religious truth) or give religious or moral instruction or exhortation in (sermons)
2.
to advocate (a virtue, action, etc), esp in a moralizing way
Derived Forms
preachable, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French prechier, from Church Latin praedicāre, from Latin: to proclaim in public; see predicate
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Word Origin and History for outpreach
preach
late O.E. predician, a loan word from Church L., reborrowed 12c. as preachen, from O.Fr. prechier (11c.), from L.L. predicare "to proclaim publicly, announce" (in M.L. "to preach"), from L. præ- "forth" + dicare "to proclaim, to say" (see diction). To preach to the converted is recorded from 1867. Preacher (early 13c.) is from O.Fr. preecheor, from L. prædicatorem (nom. prædicator), lit. "proclaimer." Slang short form preach (n.) is recorded from 1968.
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Idioms and Phrases with outpreach
In addition to the idiom beginning with preach also see: practice what you preach
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