1 to make known (religious truth) or give religious or moral instruction or exhortation in (sermons)
2 to advocate (a virtue, action, etc.), esp. in a moralizing way
(C13: from Old French prechier, from Church Latin praedicare, from Latin: to proclaim in public; see predicate)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 address, deliver a sermon, evangelize, exhort, orate
2 admonish, advocate, exhort, harangue, lecture, moralize, sermonize, urge
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