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Definition of moralize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    moralize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈmɔrəˌlaɪz//
     
    , NAmE//ˈmɑrəˌlaɪz//
     
    [intransitive] (usually disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they moralize
     
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    he / she / it moralizes
     
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    past simple moralized
     
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    -ing form moralizing
     
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  1. 1to tell other people what is right and wrong, especially in order to emphasize that your opinions are correct synonym preach
  2. 2 He's always moralizing about “young people today.”
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: moralize