Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun preaching

2 senses of preaching

Sense 1
sermon, discourse, preaching -- (an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service))
       => address, speech -- (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets")

Sense 2
sermon, preaching -- (a moralistic rebuke; "your preaching is wasted on him")
       => lecture, speech, talking to -- (a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb preach

2 senses of preach

Sense 1
preach, prophesy -- (deliver a sermon; "The minister is not preaching this Sunday")
       => lecture, talk -- (deliver a lecture or talk; "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?")

Sense 2
preach, advocate -- (speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house")
       => urge, urge on, press, exhort -- (force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies")

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