sermonize


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ser·mon·ize

 (sûr′mə-nīz′)
v. ser·mon·ized, ser·mon·iz·ing, ser·mon·iz·es
v.tr.
To deliver a sermon to (someone).
v.intr.
To deliver or speak as though delivering a sermon.

ser′mon·iz′er n.

sermonize

(ˈsɜːməˌnaɪz) or

sermonise

vb
to talk to or address (a person or audience) as if delivering a sermon
ˈsermonˌizer, ˈsermonˌiser n

ser•mon•ize

(ˈsɜr məˌnaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.i.
1. to deliver or compose a sermon; preach.
v.t.
2. to give exhortation to; lecture.
[1625–35]
ser′mon•iz`er, n.

sermonize


Past participle: sermonized
Gerund: sermonizing

Imperative
sermonize
sermonize
Present
I sermonize
you sermonize
he/she/it sermonizes
we sermonize
you sermonize
they sermonize
Preterite
I sermonized
you sermonized
he/she/it sermonized
we sermonized
you sermonized
they sermonized
Present Continuous
I am sermonizing
you are sermonizing
he/she/it is sermonizing
we are sermonizing
you are sermonizing
they are sermonizing
Present Perfect
I have sermonized
you have sermonized
he/she/it has sermonized
we have sermonized
you have sermonized
they have sermonized
Past Continuous
I was sermonizing
you were sermonizing
he/she/it was sermonizing
we were sermonizing
you were sermonizing
they were sermonizing
Past Perfect
I had sermonized
you had sermonized
he/she/it had sermonized
we had sermonized
you had sermonized
they had sermonized
Future
I will sermonize
you will sermonize
he/she/it will sermonize
we will sermonize
you will sermonize
they will sermonize
Future Perfect
I will have sermonized
you will have sermonized
he/she/it will have sermonized
we will have sermonized
you will have sermonized
they will have sermonized
Future Continuous
I will be sermonizing
you will be sermonizing
he/she/it will be sermonizing
we will be sermonizing
you will be sermonizing
they will be sermonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sermonizing
you have been sermonizing
he/she/it has been sermonizing
we have been sermonizing
you have been sermonizing
they have been sermonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sermonizing
you will have been sermonizing
he/she/it will have been sermonizing
we will have been sermonizing
you will have been sermonizing
they will have been sermonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sermonizing
you had been sermonizing
he/she/it had been sermonizing
we had been sermonizing
you had been sermonizing
they had been sermonizing
Conditional
I would sermonize
you would sermonize
he/she/it would sermonize
we would sermonize
you would sermonize
they would sermonize
Past Conditional
I would have sermonized
you would have sermonized
he/she/it would have sermonized
we would have sermonized
you would have sermonized
they would have sermonized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sermonize - 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"

sermonize

verb
1. To deliver a sermon, especially as a vocation:
2. To indulge in moral reflection, usually pompously:
Translations

sermonize

[ˈsɜːmənaɪz]
A. VTsermonear
B. VIsermonear

sermonize

viVorträge halten; (= reprove)Moralpredigten halten

sermonize

[ˈsɜːməˌnaɪz] vi (fig) (pej) → fare la predica
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