sermonize

verb ser·mon·ize \ ˈsər-mə-ˌnīz \

Definition of sermonize

sermonized; sermonizing
intransitive verb
1 : to compose or deliver a sermon
2 : to speak didactically or dogmatically
transitive verb
: 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

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First Known Use of sermonize

1635

sermonize Synonyms

Synonyms
preach
Related Words
evangelize; lecture, platitudinize, preachify

Other Christian Religious Terms


SERMONIZE Defined for English Language Learners

sermonize

verb

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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