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From Middle English prechen, from Old French prëechier, precchier (Modern French prêcher), from Latin praedicāre, present active infinitive of praedicō.

The Latin word is also the source of Old English predician (to preach), Saterland Frisian preetje (to preach), West Frisian preekje (to preach), Dutch preken (to preach), German Low German preken (to preach), German predigen (to preach), Danish prædike (to preach), Swedish predika (to preach), Icelandic prédika (to preach), Norwegian Nynorsk preika (to preach).


  • IPA(key): /pɹiːt͡ʃ/
  • Rhymes: -iːtʃ


preach (third-person singular simple present preaches, present participle preaching, simple past and past participle preached or (nonstandard) praught)

  1. (intransitive) To give a sermon.
    A learned local Muslim used to preach in the small mosque every Friday.
  2. (transitive) To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
    • Bible, Isa. lxi. 1
      The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek.
  3. (transitive) To advise or recommend earnestly.
  4. (transitive) To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
    • (Can we date this quote by Southey and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The Spirits of the Dead, / Quitting their mortal mansion, enter not, / As ye are preached, their final seat / Of bliss, or bale.
  5. (intransitive) To give advice in an offensive or obtrusive manner.

Derived terms

  • preacher
  • preachy

Related terms

  • practice what one preaches, practise what one preaches
  • preach to the choir
  • preach to the converted


See also

  • praught


preach (plural preaches)

  1. (obsolete) A religious discourse.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hooker to this entry?)


  • eparch, pearch

  • to deliver a sermon.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)