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mor·al·ize

 (môr′ə-līz′, mŏr′-)
v. mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing, mor·al·iz·es
v.intr.
To think about or express moral judgments or reflections.
v.tr.
1. To interpret or explain the moral meaning of.
2. To improve the morals of; reform.

mor′al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
mor′al·iz′er n.

moralize

(ˈmɒrəˌlaɪz) or

moralise

vb
1. (intr) to make moral pronouncements
2. (tr) to interpret or explain in a moral sense
3. (tr) to improve the morals of
ˌmoraliˈzation, ˌmoraliˈsation n
ˈmoralˌizer, ˈmoralˌiser n

mor•al•ize

(ˈmɔr əˌlaɪz, ˈmɒr-)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.i.
1. to reflect on or express opinions about matters of right and wrong, esp. in a self-righteous or tiresome way.
v.t.
2. to explain in a moral sense, or draw a moral from.
3. to improve the morals of.
mor`al•i•za′tion, n.
mor′al•iz`er, n.
mor′al•iz`ing•ly, adv.

moralize


Past participle: moralized
Gerund: moralizing

Imperative
moralize
moralize
Present
I moralize
you moralize
he/she/it moralizes
we moralize
you moralize
they moralize
Preterite
I moralized
you moralized
he/she/it moralized
we moralized
you moralized
they moralized
Present Continuous
I am moralizing
you are moralizing
he/she/it is moralizing
we are moralizing
you are moralizing
they are moralizing
Present Perfect
I have moralized
you have moralized
he/she/it has moralized
we have moralized
you have moralized
they have moralized
Past Continuous
I was moralizing
you were moralizing
he/she/it was moralizing
we were moralizing
you were moralizing
they were moralizing
Past Perfect
I had moralized
you had moralized
he/she/it had moralized
we had moralized
you had moralized
they had moralized
Future
I will moralize
you will moralize
he/she/it will moralize
we will moralize
you will moralize
they will moralize
Future Perfect
I will have moralized
you will have moralized
he/she/it will have moralized
we will have moralized
you will have moralized
they will have moralized
Future Continuous
I will be moralizing
you will be moralizing
he/she/it will be moralizing
we will be moralizing
you will be moralizing
they will be moralizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been moralizing
you have been moralizing
he/she/it has been moralizing
we have been moralizing
you have been moralizing
they have been moralizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been moralizing
you will have been moralizing
he/she/it will have been moralizing
we will have been moralizing
you will have been moralizing
they will have been moralizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been moralizing
you had been moralizing
he/she/it had been moralizing
we had been moralizing
you had been moralizing
they had been moralizing
Conditional
I would moralize
you would moralize
he/she/it would moralize
we would moralize
you would moralize
they would moralize
Past Conditional
I would have moralized
you would have moralized
he/she/it would have moralized
we would have moralized
you would have moralized
they would have moralized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.moralize - interpret the moral meaning of; "moralize a story"
rede, interpret - give an interpretation or explanation to
2.moralize - speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements; "This man always sermonizes"
advocate, preach - speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
3.moralize - improve the morals of
reform, regenerate, reclaim, rectify - bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"

moralize

verb
To indulge in moral reflection, usually pompously:
Translations

moralize

[ˈmɒrəlaɪz] VImoralizar

moralize

[ˈmɒrəlaɪz] moralise (British) vimoraliser
to moralize about → moraliser sur

moralize

vimoralisieren; to moralize about somebody/somethingsich über jdn/etw moralisch entrüsten; stop your moralizing!hör mit deinen Moralpredigten auf!

moralize

[ˈmɒrəˌlaɪz] vi to moralize (about)fare il/la moralista (riguardo a), moraleggiare (riguardo a)
References in classic literature ?
I came here to moralize, not to hear things that make me skip to think of.
The deep projection of the second story gave the house such a meditative look, that you could not pass it without the idea that it had secrets to keep, and an eventful history to moralize upon.
Mary was obliged to mix more with the world, but she could still moralize over every morning visit; and as she was no longer mortified by comparisons between her sisters' beauty and her own, it was suspected by her father that she submitted to the change without much reluctance.
But it is not thus that statesmen and warriors moralize.
It is very well to sneer at money-getting after you have filled your pockets, and Newman, it may be said, should have begun somewhat earlier to moralize thus delicately.
If he could speak, he would say, Build temples: I will lord it in their ruins; build palaces: I will inhabit them; erect empires: I will inherit them; bury your beautiful: I will watch the worms at their work; and you, who stand here and moralize over me: I will crawl over your corpse at the last.
When he tired of this amusement he would go to the mummies and moralize over them.
But Franklin had no intention apparently to moralize.
There was one little weazen, dried-apple-faced old woman, who took occasion to doubt the constancy of husbands in such circumstances of bereavement; and there was another lady (with a lap-dog) old enough to moralize on the lightness of human affections, and yet not so old that she could help nursing the baby, now and then, or laughing with the rest, when the little woman called it by its father's name, and asked it all manner of fantastic questions concerning him in the joy of her heart.