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Definition of sermonize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sermonize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːmənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrmənaɪz//
 
[intransitive] (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sermonize
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːmənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrmənaɪz//
 
he / she / it sermonizes
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːmənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrmənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple sermonized
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːmənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrmənaɪzd//
 
past participle sermonized
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːmənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrmənaɪzd//
 
-ing form sermonizing
BrE BrE//ˈsɜːmənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrmənaɪzɪŋ//
 
Moral
 
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to give moral advice, especially when it is boring or not wanted synonym moralize See related entries: Moral
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sermonize