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Verb: moralize  'mor-u,lIz [N. Amer], 'mó-ru,lIz [Brit]
  1. Interpret the moral meaning of
    "moralize a story";
    - moralise [Brit]
     
  2. Speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
    "This man always moralizes";
    - sermonize, sermonise [Brit], preachify, moralise [Brit]
     
  3. Improve the morals of
    - moralise [Brit]

Derived forms: moralized, moralizing, moralizes

Type of: advocate, interpret, preach, reclaim, rectify, rede [archaic], reform, regenerate

Encyclopedia: Moralize