verb (used without object), mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing.
verb (used with object), mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing.
- morality play,
- morandi, giorgio,
Origin of moralize
Examples from the Web for moralise
The attempt to refine tragedy was as hopeless as the attempt to moralise comedy.English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century|Leslie Stephen
It was a sight to study and moralise over—the countenances of these banished men.Away in the Wilderness|R.M. Ballantyne
Rais Ali hurried away, leaving the sailor to observe and moralise on all that passed around him.The Pirate City|R.M. Ballantyne
As to the first, it was strange enough to moralise upon the after-fortunes of some of our contemporaries.Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 6|Various
A sage advised that to moralise men they must be made afraid.Comparative Religion|J. Estlin Carpenter
c.1400, "expound or interpret spiritual or moral significance," from Old French moraliser and directly from Late Latin moralizare, from moralis (see moral (adj.)). Related: Moralized; moralizing.