Expostulate vs Preach - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between expostulate and preach
is that expostulate
is to protest or remonstrate; to reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of conduct while preach
is to preach, preachify.
To protest or remonstrate; to reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of conduct.
- Men expostulate with erring friends; they bring accusations against enemies who have done them a wrong.
* 1843 , '', book 2, ch. XI, ''The Abbot’s Ways
- The tears would run plentifully down my face when I made these reflections; and sometimes I would expostulate with myself why Providence should thus completely ruin His creatures, and render them so absolutely miserable; so without help, abandoned, so entirely depressed, that it could hardly be rational to be thankful for such a life.
- […] he affectionately loved many persons to whom he never or hardly ever shewed a countenance of love. Once on my venturing to expostulate with him on the subject, he reminded me of Solomon: “Many sons I have; it is not fit that I should smile on them.”
To give a sermon.
* , chapter=3
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached
on “The Inner Life.” He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}
To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
* Bible, Isa. lxi. 1
- A local Muslim used to preach from the Quran and hadith.
To advise or recommend earnestly.
- The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek.
To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
- My master preaches patience to him.
- As ye are preached .
(obsolete) A religious discourse.