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English verb: moralize

1. moralize (communication) interpret the moral meaning of

SamplesMoralize a story.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)interpret, rede

2. moralize (communication) speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements

SamplesThis man always sermonizes.

ExamplesSam and Sue moralize

Synonymsmoralise, preachify, sermonise, sermonize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)advocate, preach

3. moralize (change) improve the morals of


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)reclaim, rectify, reform, regenerate

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