verb (used without object), ser·mon·ized, ser·mon·iz·ing.
verb (used with object), ser·mon·ized, ser·mon·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for sermonize
He does not sermonize to them, he does not attack them or their enemies; he merely speaks to them as their friend.
Dear Alan, it tires me more to sermonize, than it bores you to be forced to listen; but what would you have?Barren Honour: A Novel|George A. Lawrence
Mrs. Eddy was very wise in not allowing her "readers" or followers to sermonize or explain her writings.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers|Elbert Hubbard
Indeed, liberal preachers have largely ceased to sermonize about Him, just because it has become so easy!Preaching and Paganism|Albert Parker Fitch
They will dance a good deal, sing a good deal, make love, but sermonize very little.The Innocents Abroad|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for sermonize
Word Origin and History for sermonize
1630s, from Medieval Latin sermonizari, from Latin sermo (see sermon). "Chiefly depreciatory" [OED]. Related: Sermonizing.