Need another word that means the same as “preach”? Find 29 synonyms and 30 related words for “preach” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Preach” are: prophesy, advocate, give a sermon, deliver a sermon, sermonize, spread the gospel, evangelize, address, speak, proclaim, teach, spread, propagate, expound, explain, make known, recommend, advise, urge, exhort, counsel, champion, inculcate, instil, moralize, be moralistic, pontificate, lecture, harangue
Preach as a Verb
Definitions of "Preach" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “preach” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Used to affirm one's approval of or support for a stated opinion, advocated course of action, etc.
- Give moral advice to someone in a pompously self-righteous way.
- Speak, plead, or argue in favor of.
- Deliver a sermon or religious address to an assembled group of people, typically in church.
- Deliver a sermon.
- Publicly proclaim or teach (a religious message or belief.
- Earnestly advocate (a belief or course of action.
Synonyms of "Preach" as a verb (29 Words)
|address||Write the name and address of the intended recipient on an envelope letter or parcel.|
Address your complaints to the Trading Standards Board.
|advise||Make a proposal, declare a plan for something.|
I advised him to go home.
|advocate||Speak, plead, or argue in favor of.|
The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house.
|be moralistic||Happen, occur, take place.|
|champion||Protect or fight for as a champion.|
He championed the rights of the working class and the poor.
|counsel||Give professional help and advice to (someone) to resolve personal or psychological problems.|
Careers officers should counsel young people in making their career decisions.
|deliver a sermon||Utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.|
|evangelize||Preach the gospel (to.|
Some small groups have been evangelized by Protestant missionaries.
|exhort||Strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.|
Come on you guys exhorted Linda.
|explain||Make (an idea or situation) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts.|
They explained that their lives centred on the religious rituals.
|expound||Present and explain (a theory or idea) in detail.|
The abbess expounded the scriptures to her nuns.
|give a sermon||Give food to.|
|harangue||Deliver a harangue to address forcefully.|
He harangued the public on their ignorance.
|inculcate||Teach (someone) an attitude, idea, or habit by persistent instruction.|
They will try to inculcate you with a respect for culture.
|instil||Gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person’s mind.|
The standards her parents had instilled into her.
|lecture||Give a lecture to a class or other audience.|
Did you ever lecture at Harvard.
|make known||Undergo fabrication or creation.|
|moralize||Comment on issues of right and wrong, typically with an unfounded air of superiority.|
Moralize a story.
|pontificate||Administer a pontifical office.|
The new professor always pontificates.
|proclaim||Say something emphatically; declare.|
He had a rolling gait that proclaimed him a man of the sea.
|propagate||Cause to propagate as by grafting or layering.|
Sound and light propagate in this medium.
|prophesy||Deliver a sermon.|
Jacques was prophesying a bumper harvest.
|recommend||Make attractive or acceptable.|
A book I recommended to a friend of mine.
|sermonize||Deliver an opinionated and dogmatic talk to someone.|
This man always sermonizes.
|speak||(of a musical instrument or other object) make a sound when functioning.|
I ll speak to him if he calls.
|spread||Spread across or over.|
He sighed spreading jam on a croissant.
|spread the gospel||Cover by spreading something over.|
|teach||Work as a teacher.|
She teaches at the local high school.
|urge||Force or impel in an indicated direction.|
Drawing up outside the house he urged her inside.
Usage Examples of "Preach" as a verb
- He preached to a large congregation.
- Viewers want to be entertained, not preached at.
- My parents have always preached toleration and moderation.
- He preached the word of God.
- The minister is not preaching this Sunday.
- ‘All coaches in this league need to be better—it's embarrassing.’ ‘ Preach it, Michael.
- ‘Please continue to speak up if you see bullying—it could save another's life.’ ‘Preach.
- Our pastor will preach the sermon.
Associations of "Preach" (30 Words)
|altar||The table in Christian churches where communion is given.|
|apostle||An important early Christian teacher or pioneering missionary.|
An apostle of revolution.
|baptismal||Of or relating to baptism.|
We will renew our baptismal vows.
|catholic||Of or relating to or supporting Catholicism.|
Her tastes are pretty catholic.
|christian||Relating to or characteristic of Christianity.|
|confessional||Relating to confessions of faith or doctrinal systems.|
The priest leaned forward in his best confessional manner.
|dais||A low platform for a lectern or throne.|
|doctrine||A stated principle of government policy, mainly in foreign or military affairs.|
The doctrine of predestination.
|epistle||A specially long, formal letter.|
Activists firing off angry epistles.
|evangelist||The writer of one of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.|
A local evangelist working with a youth mission.
|exposition||A systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic.|
A systematic exposition of the idea of biodiversity.
|foretell||Predict (the future or a future event.|
A seer had foretold that the earl would assume the throne.
|homiletics||The branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies.|
|homily||A tedious moralizing lecture.|
She delivered her homily about the need for patience.
|lectern||Desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer.|
|martyr||Torture and torment like a martyr.|
I m a martyr to migraine.
|missionary||Relating to or characteristic of a missionary or a religious mission.|
Our taxi driver shared a sense of missionary zeal with us.
|oratory||(in the Roman Catholic Church) a society of priests without vows, especially the Oratory of St Philip Neri founded in 1564.|
He loved the sound of his own oratory.
|ordination||The act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders.|
The ordination of women.
|podium||Of a competitor in a sporting event finish first second or third so as to appear on a podium to receive an award.|
I took the score out of my briefcase and put it on the podium.
|priesthood||The body of ordained religious practitioners.|
There was relief among the Anglican priesthood.
|prophesy||Predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration.|
Jacques was prophesying a bumper harvest.
|prophet||In Christian use the books of Isaiah Jeremiah Ezekiel Daniel and the twelve minor prophets.|
He is repeatedly hailed as a prophet of modernism.
|pulpit||Religious teaching as expressed in sermons.|
Many ministers delivered political guidance from their pulpits.
|recitation||Systematic training by multiple repetitions.|
The history of an organization is more important than the recitation of details like this.
|rostrum||A raised platform supporting a film or television camera.|
These beetles are very easily recognized by the rostrum or beak.
|seer||An expert who provides forecasts of the economic or political future.|
Our seers have grown gloomier about prospects for growth.
|seminary||A college that trains students to be priests, rabbis, or ministers.|
|sermon||A long or tedious piece of admonition or reproof; a lecture.|
I preached my first sermon on original sin.
|stump||Remove tree stumps from.|
Detectives are stumped for a reason for the attack.