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 (môr′ə-līz′, mŏr′-)
v. mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing, mor·al·iz·es
To think about or express moral judgments or reflections.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moralization - indulgence in moral pronouncements; the exposition (often superficially) of a particular moral code; "his constant moralizing drove me mad"
philosophizing - the exposition (often superficially) of a particular philosophy
preachification - moralization delivered tediously in a preachy manner
2.moralization - the act of making moral (or more moral); "for years she worked toward the moralization of English literature"
reform - a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
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Problematizing the tendency towards the moralization of politics to the exclusion of interest politics that questions inequalities in resource distribution in the Philippines is the central theme of this book.
The calorie becomes a structuring concept of the management and moralization of our body.
Certainly, monks appear to have been the first English scholars to have shown an interest in Bersuire's 1340 Latin moralization of the Metamorphoses, the Ovidium moralizatus, as a source of exempla for their sermons.
Man's inhumanity to man has long been a subject for moralization," Pinker says.
As well as including some excellent reviews on a selection of recent books and two stimulating review essays, Issue 73 comprises a diverse array of cogently argued analyses of topical issues pertaining to various Latin American and Caribbean regions, including the contributions of exiled Chilean painter Vivian Scheihing; Cold War politics, musical representations, and regionalist sentiment in Magallanes, Chile; the anti-crime "Axel Blumberg Crusade for the Lives of our Children" and the moralization of politics in Argentina; fiestas and rituals of the Faxinalense people in Brazil; the place of historical narratives in Cuban political culture; and slave-mercantile capital as an explanatory theoretical context for modern slavery.
In it, the pope said that although the church does not regard condoms as a "real or moral solution" to AIDS, they can nevertheless represent "a first step in the direction of a moralization.
For me the Church was a force of humanization and moralization.
Having demonstrated the political relevance of morality for Fichte, James goes on in the fifth chapter to trace what he calls the 'complete moralization of politics' in the AGN.
Echoing him, secretary-general of the Istiqlal party (PI), Abbas El Fassi, said that "now we have a new constitution that has all changed in-depth, in favor of democracy, independence of justice, moralization of public life and good governance.
In the interview with German journalist Peter Seewald for the book Light of the World, the pope said that using a condom to prevent HIV transmission "can be a first step in the direction of moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants.
There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization .
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