sermonize

[ sur-muh-nahyz ]
/ ˈsɜr məˌnaɪz /
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verb (used without object), ser·mon·ized, ser·mon·iz·ing.

to deliver or compose a sermon; preach.

verb (used with object), ser·mon·ized, ser·mon·iz·ing.

to give exhortation to; lecture.

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Also especially British, ser·mon·ise .

Origin of sermonize

First recorded in 1625–35; sermon + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM sermonize

ser·mon·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sermonize

sermonize

sermonise

/ (ˈsɜːməˌnaɪz) /

verb

to talk to or address (a person or audience) as if delivering a sermon

Derived forms of sermonize

sermonizer or sermoniser, noun
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