Translation of "preach" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /priːtʃ/ us /priːtʃ/

preach verb (IN CHURCH)

[ I or T ] (especially of a priest or minister in a church) to give a religious speech

Father Martin preached to the assembled mourners. 马丁神父向聚集的哀悼者们布道。
During the sermon, he preached about the need for forgiveness. 在布道期间,他宣讲了宽恕的必要性。

preach verb (PERSUADE)

[ T ] to try to persuade other people to believe in a particular belief or follow a particular way of life

They preach the abolition of established systems but propose nothing to replace them. 他们竭力鼓吹废除现行体制,但没有提出取代方案。

preach verb (ADVISE)

[ I ] disapproving to give unwanted advice, especially about moral matters, in a boring way

He's such a pain - he's always preaching about the virtues of working hard and getting up early. 他很烦人——老在宣讲努力工作和早起的美德。
My mother's always preaching at/to me about keeping my room tidy. 我母亲老是告诫我保持房间整洁。

(Translation of “preach” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)