Translation of preach in Spanish:

preach

Pronunciation: /priːtʃ/

vt

  • 1.1 [Relig] predicar* to preach the Gospel predicar* el Evangelio to preach a sermon dar* un sermón
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    • Because of this ministry, ministers across the nation can preach the Christian message to a culture that has been taught that the Bible cannot be trusted.
    • Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind, social justice and denounces superstitions and blind rituals.
    • So Peter was the first to preach a message unto Gentile believers.
    1.2 (advocate) [doctrine/ideas] preconizar* he's always preaching its virtues siempre está proclamando sus virtudes
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    • We run a business, not a re-education camp, so we don't preach the co-operative gospel to people.
    • For as long as I've known you, you've always preached the virtue of consistency.
    • They also preach tolerance of others with different beliefs.

vi

  • 1.1 (deliver sermon) predicar* to preach to the converted gastar saliva (convenciendo a los que ya están convencidos) 1.2 (give advice) [pejorative/peyorativo] to preach (to/at sb) dar(le)* un sermón (a algn) [peyorativo/pejorative], sermonear (a algn) [fam & pey]
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    • He viewed him then as ‘the stereotype of a head waiter’ who preached at them ‘like a division chaplain in the army’.
    • Many of the kids will eventually rebel against all the stuff preached at them, however.
    • I have never ever preached at them, but I have given them my opinion where they have asked for it.
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    • He is said to have delivered 18,000 sermons, preaching 40-60 hours a week.
    • The newly re-born legend soon featured as the centrepiece of a series of patriotic sermons preached in parish churches across England.
    • But let's say that the book is a collection of sermons preached at that church.

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