English - Vietnamese Dictionary
preach /pri:tʃ/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (thông tục) sự thuyết, sự thuyết giáo
- động từ
- giảng, thuyết, khuyên răn
- to preach down
- gièm pha (chỉ trích, bôi xấu) (ai, cái gì) trong lúc nói (thuyết giáo)
- to preach up
- ca tụng (tán tụng, tâng bốc) (ai, cái gì) trong lúc nói (thuyết giáo)
+deliver a sermon
+speak, plead, or argue in favour of
Advanced English Dictionary
1 deliver a sermon, evangelize, spread the Word or the Gospel; catechize:
The Most Reverend John Attwood will preach next week at Winchester.
2 moralize, sermonize, advise, counsel, admonish, reprimand, lecture, harangue, pontificate; urge, inculcate, advocate:
Mother used to preach to us about being charitable. Father preached restraint in all things.
1 to give a religious talk in a public place, especially in a church during a service: [V] She preached to the congregation about forgiveness. + [VN] The minister preached a sermon on the parable of the lost sheep.
2 to tell people about a particular religion, way of life, system, etc. in order to persuade them to accept it: [VN] to preach the word of God + He preached the virtues of capitalism to us. + [V] She preached about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
3 [V] (disapproving) to give sb advice on morals, behaviour, etc., especially in a way that they find annoying or boring: I'm sorry, I didn't mean to preach. + You're preaching at me again!
Idioms: preach to the converted to speak to people in support of views that they already hold
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