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preach

verb [I or T] (IN CHURCH)    /priːtʃ/
( especially of a priest in a church ) to give a religious speech : Father Martin preached to the assembled mourners . During the sermon , he preached about the need for forgiveness .Meditation, religious chanting and spiritual states
(Definition of preach verb (IN CHURCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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