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.
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sermonize

(ˈsɜːməˌnaɪz) or

sermonise

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

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

sermonize

[ˈsɜːmənaɪz]
A. VTsermonear
B. VIsermonear
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sermonize

viVorträge halten; (= reprove)Moralpredigten halten
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sermonize

[ˈsɜːməˌnaɪz] vi (fig) (pej) → fare la predica
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References in classic literature ?
will dance a good deal, sing a good deal, make love, but sermonize
Without having to lecture or 'sermonize,' the mere sight of all those attractions made viewers long for them-and to clean up their own environmental act to help make their own communities clean and green.
America Invades does not sermonize or make judgments; readers are left to decide for themselves, based on the facts, which military interventions were justified and which were not.
It's a safe bet that the rabbis at one of the country's most politically progressive synagogues will sermonize about social justice, the stagnant Israeli-Palestinian peace process, or the upcoming presidential election: After all, this is a congregation that hung an anti-torture banner in the sanctuary during the Bush Administration.
The clergy in turn used the confessions as material to sermonize against, which had the paradoxical effect of advertising the very ideas they supposedly wanted to eradicate.
Kale, but Madonna sings it would be wise if father would cease to sermonize. Author: Zoran Radisavljevic