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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 preach /ˈpriʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Preach v. i. [imp. & p. p. Preached p. pr. & vb. n. Preaching.]
 1. To proclaim or publish tidings; specifically, to proclaim the gospel; to discourse publicly on a religious subject, or from a text of Scripture; to deliver a sermon.
    How shall they preach, except they be sent?   --Rom. x. 15.
    From that time Jesus began to preach.   --Matt. iv. 17.
 2. To give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Preach, v. t.
 1. To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
    That Cristes gospel truly wolde preche.   --Chaucer.
    The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek.   --Isa. lxi. 1.
 2. To inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching. “I have preached righteousness in the great congregation.”
 3. To deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon.
 4. To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching. [R.] “As ye are preached.”
 5. To advise or recommend earnestly.
    My master preaches patience to him.   --Shak.
 To preach down, to oppress, or humiliate by preaching. --Tennyson.
 To preach up, to exalt by preaching; to preach in support of; as, to preach up equality.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Preach, n.  A religious discourse. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: deliver a sermon; "The minister is not preaching this
           Sunday" [syn: prophesy]
      2: speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a
         smoking ban in the entire house" [syn: advocate]