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MORALIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does moralize mean? 

MORALIZE (verb)
  The verb MORALIZE has 3 senses:

1. interpret the moral meaning of
2. speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
3. improve the morals of

  Familiarity information: MORALIZE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MORALIZE (verb)


Sense 1moralize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Interpret the moral meaning of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

moralise; moralize

Context example:

moralize a story

Hypernyms (to "moralize" is one way to...):

interpret; rede (give an interpretation or explanation to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2moralize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

preachify; sermonise; sermonize; moralise; moralize

Context example:

This man always sermonizes

Hypernyms (to "moralize" is one way to...):

advocate; preach (speak, plead, or argue in favour of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue moralize


Sense 3moralize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Improve the morals of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

moralise; moralize

Hypernyms (to "moralize" is one way to...):

reclaim; rectify; reform; regenerate (bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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