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American English: /pritʃ/
British English: /priːtʃ/

Translation of preach in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (Religion) to preach the Gospel
    predicar el Evangelio
    to preach a sermon
    dar un sermón
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (advocate)
    he's always preaching its virtues
    siempre está proclamando sus virtudes
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (deliver sermon) to preach to the converted
    gastar saliva (convenciendo a los que ya están convencidos)
  • 2 (give advice) [derogatory]to preach (to/at somebody)
    sermonear (a alguien) [colloquial] [derogatory]
    Example sentences
    • 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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