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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  praedictare  See  {Diction},  and  cf 
  {Predicate},  {Predict}.] 
  1.  To  proclaim  or  publish  tidings;  specifically,  to  proclaim 
  the  gospel;  to  discourse  publicly  on  a  religious  subject, 
  or  from  a  text  of  Scripture;  to  deliver  a  sermon. 
 
  How  shall  they  preach,  except  they  be  sent?  --Rom. 
  x.  15. 
 
  From  that  time  Jesus  began  to  preach.  --Matt.  iv 
  17. 
 
  2.  To  give  serious  advice  on  morals  or  religion;  to  discourse 
  in  the  manner  of  a  preacher. 




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