preach to the converted

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of preach to the converted

: 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

preach play
  1. : to deliver a sermon

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

  3. : to set forth in a sermon

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

  2. : to bring about a religious conversion in

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

  1. : one that is converted


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up preach to the converted? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!