verb (used without object), mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing.
verb (used with object), mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for moralize
No big surprise In 2nd, Mr. Moralize But who should take a curtain call?
We moralize and philosophize, and as Jim Fellows would say, "come the high moral dodge" in a way that would astonish you.My Wife and I|Harriet Beecher Stowe
But I do not mean tediously to moralize upon a little jeu d'esprit, which has some wit and truth in it, after all.First Impressions on a Tour upon the Continent|Marianne Baillie
I could moralize if I chose; and perhaps he will moralize whether I choose it or not.
For the communication of pleasure is the introductory means by which alone the poet must expect to moralize his readers.Biographia Literaria|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Maccario smiled, and showed himself, like most men of his nationality, willing to moralize.The Dust of Conflict|David Goodger (email@example.com)
British Dictionary definitions for moralize
Word Origin and History for moralize
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.