To preach up
Preach Preach, v. t. 1. To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue. [1913 Webster]

That Cristes gospel truly wolde preche. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek. --Isa. lxi. 1. [1913 Webster]

2. To inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching. ``I have preached righteousness in the great congregation.'' --Ps. xl. 9. [1913 Webster]

3. To deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon. [1913 Webster]

4. To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching. [R.] ``As ye are preached.'' --Southey. [1913 Webster]

5. To advise or recommend earnestly. [1913 Webster]

My master preaches patience to him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To preach down}, to oppress, or humiliate by preaching. --Tennyson.

{To preach up}, to exalt by preaching; to preach in support of; as, to preach up equality. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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