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moralize

[ mawr-uh-lahyz, mor- ]
/ 藞m蓴r 蓹藢la瑟z, 藞m蓲r- /
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verb (used without object), mor路al路ized, mor路al路iz路ing.
to reflect on or express opinions about something in terms of right and wrong, especially in a self-righteous or tiresome way.
verb (used with object), mor路al路ized, mor路al路iz路ing.
to explain in a moral sense, or draw a moral from.
to improve the morals of.
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Also especially British, mor路al路ise .

Origin of moralize

1350鈥1400; Middle English moralisen<Medieval Latin m艒r膩liz膩re.See moral, -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for moralize

moralize

moralise

/ (藞m蓲r蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
(intr) to make moral pronouncements
(tr) to interpret or explain in a moral sense
(tr) to improve the morals of

Derived forms of moralize

moralization or moralisation, nounmoralizer or moraliser, noun
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