moralize[môr′əl īz′, mär′-]
moralize definition by Webster's New World
intransitive verb moralized, moralizing
to think, write, or speak about matters of right and wrong, often in a self-righteous or tedious way
Origin: French moraliser ; from Late Latin moralizare ; from Classical Latin moralis
- to interpret or explain in terms of right and wrong
- to point out the moral in or draw a moral from
- to improve the morals of
moralize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb mor·al·ized, mor·al·iz·ing, mor·al·iz·es verb, intransitive
To think about or express moral judgments or reflections.verb, transitive
- To interpret or explain the moral meaning of.
- To improve the morals of; reform.
- morˌal·i·zaˈtion noun
- morˈal·izˌer noun