sermonize

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verb ser·mon·ize \ˈsər-mə-ˌnīz\

Definition of sermonize

sermonized

sermonizing

  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

sermonizer

noun

Examples of sermonize in a sentence

  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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SERMONIZE Defined for English Language Learners

sermonize

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verb ser·mon·ize \ˈsər-mə-ˌnīz\

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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