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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.