V against n
The 'preach' group
These verbs are concerned with saying that something is bad in some way. We include here appeal, which indicates that someone makes a formal complaint about a decision.
Both Warren Beatty and Billy Crystal lashed out against studios for not pushing their films hard enough.
Here was a man who preached against the gun, yet had friends who were notorious gunmen.
The preposition against is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
advise appeal argue blaspheme caution fulminate inveigh preach protest rage rail rant rule warn come out hit out lash out speak out
Doctors advise against putting a thermometer into your child's mouth because it may cause choking.