preach to the converted

Definition of preach to the converted

  1. :  to speak for or against something to people who already agree with one's opinions The speeches he makes to his supporters won't win him any more votes. He's just preaching to the converted.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to deliver a sermon

    :  to urge acceptance or abandonment of an idea or course of action

    :  to exhort in an officious or tiresome manner

convertplay converted
  1. :  to bring over from one belief, view, or party to another

    :  to bring about a religious conversion in

    :  to alter the physical or chemical nature or properties of especially in manufacturing

  1. :  one that is converted

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to cast off or become cast off

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