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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)
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