moralize

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verb mor·al·ize \ˈmȯr-ə-ˌlīz, ˈmär-\

Definition of moralize

moralized

moralizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to explain or interpret morally

  3. 2 a :  to give a moral quality or direction to b :  to improve the morals of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to make moral reflections

moralization

play \ˌmȯr-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌmär-\ noun

moralizer

play \ˈmȯr-ə-ˌlī-zər, ˈmär-\ noun

Examples of moralize in a sentence

  1. an essay moralizing about the evils of alcohol

15th Century

First Known Use of moralize

15th century


MORALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

moralize

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verb mor·al·ize \ˈmȯr-ə-ˌlīz, ˈmär-\

Definition of moralize for English Language Learners

  • : to express beliefs about what is good behavior and what is bad behavior


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