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 .