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sermonize

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verb ser·mon·ize \ˈsər-mə-ˌnīz\

Simple Definition of sermonize

  • : to give a sermon to someone; especially : to give someone unwanted advice about good moral behavior

Full Definition of sermonize

ser·mon·izedser·mon·iz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to compose or deliver a sermon

  3. 2 :  to speak didactically or dogmatically

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to preach to or on at length

ser·mon·iz·er noun

Examples of sermonize

  1. She's a teacher who can talk to her students about serious subjects without sermonizing.

  2. <did not believe that it was the president's place to sermonize, especially to other world leaders>



1635

First Known Use of sermonize

1635

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