Etymology
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moralize (v.)

c. 1400, moralizen, "expound or interpret spiritual or moral significance, draw a moral from," from Old French moraliser and directly from Late Latin moralizare, from moralis "of manners or morals; moral" (see moral (adj.)). Intransitive sense of "make moral reflections" is from 1640s. Related: Moralized; moralizing; moralization.

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Definitions of moralize

moralize (v.)
interpret the moral meaning of;
moralize a story
Synonyms: moralise
moralize (v.)
speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements;
Synonyms: sermonize / sermonise / preachify / moralise
moralize (v.)
improve the morals of;
Synonyms: moralise
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