1. I
1) be fond of preaching любить поучать /читать нравоучения/: shut up! don't preach замолчи, хватит читать мораль!; practise what one preaches действовать согласно провозглашаемым принципам
2) they went to church to hear him preach они пошли в церковь, чтобы послушать его проповедь
2. II
preach in same manner
1) he felt that his teachers preached too much ему казалось, что его наставники слишком много занимаются поучениями
2) preach eloquently (zealously, militantly, tiresomely, etc.) читать яркие и т.д. проповеди
3. III
preach smth. preach Buddism (the Gospel, etc.) проповедовать буддизм и т.д.; preach patience (economy, international peace, war, etc.) призывать и терпению и т.д.; preach physical fitness (exercises and fresh air, etc.) пропагандировать необходимость сохранения здоровья и т.д.
4. V
preach smb. smth. preach smb. a sermon читать кому-л. мораль, поучать кого-л.; don't preach me a sermon about being lazy now, please не читай мне, пожалуйста, морали о том, что нельзя лениться
5. XVI
preach against smth. preach against drinking (against intemperance, against covetousness, etc.) выступать претив пьянства и т.д.; осуждать пьянство и т.д.; preach to (at) smb., smth. preach to the boys (to the audience, etc.) наставлять /поучать/ мальчиков и т.д.; preach to deaf ears (to a hungry man) взывать к глухим и т.д.; preach at smb. читать кому-л. мораль /нравоучение/; preach in (at, from, etc.) some place preach in the streets (at the abbey, in church, etc.) читать проповеди /проповедовать/ на улицах и т.д.; preach from the pulpit читать проповедь с кафедры; preach on smth. preach on a subject выступать с проповедью на какую-л. тему; preach for some time preach for two hours прочитать двухчасовую проповедь
preach oneself to some state preach oneself hoarse читать нравоучения до хрипоты
7. XXI1
preach smth. to smb. preach temperance (patience, economy, etc.) to people проповедовать людям воздержание и т.д., призывать людей к воздержанию и т.д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

Смотреть что такое "preach" в других словарях:

  • preach — preach·able; preach·er; preach·er·less; preach·er·ly; preach·er·ship; preach·ifi·ca·tion; preach·ify; preach·i·ly; preach·i·ness; preach·ment; un·preach; preach; preach·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • preach — [ pritʃ ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to talk about a religious subject at a religious meeting, especially in church: preach a sermon: The Reverend Hugh McKeag preached the sermon. preach to: That afternoon he preached to three… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Preach — Preach, v. t. 1. To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue. [1913 Webster] That Cristes gospel truly wolde preche. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preach — [pri:tʃ] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: prechier, from Late Latin praedicare, from Latin dicare to say publicly ] 1.) [I and T] to talk about a religious subject in a public place, especially in a church during a service preach to ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • preach´i|ly — preach|y «PREE chee», adjective, preach|i|er, preach|i|est. Informal. 1. inclined to preach: »Of the 1,400 odd books…many, of course, are teachy, preachy pills of moralism (Newsweek) …   Useful english dictionary

  • preach|y — «PREE chee», adjective, preach|i|er, preach|i|est. Informal. 1. inclined to preach: »Of the 1,400 odd books…many, of course, are teachy, preachy pills of moralism (Newsweek) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Preach — Preach, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Preached}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preaching}.] [OE. prechen, OF. preechier, F. pr[^e]cher, fr. L. praedicare to cry in public, to proclaim; prae before + dicare to make known, dicere to say; or perhaps from (assumed) LL.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Preach — Preach, n. [Cf. F. pr[^e]che, fr. pr[^e]cher. See {Preach}, v.] A religious discourse. [Obs.] Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preach — (v.) late O.E. predician, a loan word from Church Latin, reborrowed 12c. as preachen, from O.Fr. prechier (11c.), from L.L. predicare to proclaim publicly, announce (in Medieval Latin to preach ), from L. prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + dicare …   Etymology dictionary

  • preach — [v1] speak publicly about beliefs address, deliver, deliver sermon, evangelize, exhort, give sermon, homilize, inform, minister, mission, missionary, orate, prophesy, pulpiteer, sermonize, talk, teach; concepts 51,285,367 preach [v2] lecture,… …   New thesaurus

  • preach — ► VERB 1) deliver a religious address to an assembled group of people. 2) earnestly advocate (a principle). 3) (preach at) give moral advice to (someone) in a self righteous way. DERIVATIVES preacher noun. ORIGIN Old French prechier, from Latin… …   English terms dictionary


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