- to reflect on or express opinions about something in terms of right and wrong, especially in a self-righteous or tiresome way.
Origin of moralize
Examples from the Web for moralize
No big surprise In 2nd, Mr. Moralize But who should take a curtain call?
It is easy for persons with plenty of money to moralize on the shortcomings of others.A Woman Intervenes
If I do not moralize as I go along, I shall not have a chance to do it any where else.An Old Sailor's Yarns
They were not here to moralize—they had something else to do.The Trail of a Sourdough
May Kellogg Sullivan
Here we might moralize if we had the room, but moralizing is out of the question.The American Family Robinson
D. W. Belisle
So he watched the woman gravely, and began to moralize with all his might.A Simpleton
- (intr) to make moral pronouncements
- (tr) to interpret or explain in a moral sense
- (tr) to improve the morals of
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.