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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.
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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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