preachify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v preachify speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements "This man always sermonizes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Preachify prēch"ĭ*fī To discourse in the manner of a preacher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • preachify To preach in a tedious or obtrusive way; give prolonged, tiresome moral advice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Preachify to preach tediously: to weary with lengthy advice
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Preach, + -fy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. prêcher (It. predicare)—L. prædicāre, -ātum, to proclaim.

Usage

In literature:

Our Chaplain haint had no chance to preachify yet.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
It must be to preachify you, Mrs.
"The Vicar of Wrexhill" by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
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