Definition of sermonize
1 : to compose or deliver a sermon
2 : to speak didactically or dogmatically
: to preach to or on at length
Examples of sermonize in a Sentence
She's a teacher who can talk to her students about serious subjects without sermonizing.
did not believe that it was the president's place to sermonize, especially to other world leaders
Recent Examples of sermonize from the Web
That’s why there is no gastro-sermonizing at Locol, no talk of farms or varieties.
The form was strewn with pitfalls, among them a tendency to sermonize, a veering into allegory and a lack of plausibility.
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First Known Use of sermonize
SERMONIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sermonize for English Language Learners
: to give a sermon to someone; especially : to give someone unwanted advice about good moral behavior
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