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preach

verb
 
 
/priːtʃ/
RELIGION [I, T] to talk to a group of people about a religious subject, usually as a priest in a church: to preach the gospel Many people had come to hear him preach.Religious practices
PERSUADE [I] to try to persuade people to believe or support something, often in an annoying way →  See also practise what you preach Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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