moralize moralize  /ˈmɔ rə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) interpret the moral meaning of
  2. (v) speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
  3. (v) improve the morals of

Derived Word(s)


  1. Wessis are a little more relaxed, more ironic; Ossis a little more ponderous, more apt to moralize.
  2. Always the ironist, he is much too sly to moralize, but his characters are clearly and consistently, in the religious sense of the word, desperate.


  • Deadspin is trying to buy a Hall of Fame vote. It’s a fantastic idea.

    Viva chaos: Deadspin is trying to buy a Hall of Fame vote from someone. After correctly observing how screwed up and ridiculous the spectacle of watching people moralize and over-think come Hall of Fame vote time is, Tim Marchman lays out his plan: The sensible thing to do would be to just stop paying attention…
    on November 14, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk


  1. "Trudeau had his own impressive virtues and significant accomplishments, but none qualified him to moralize and insist that his vision of Canada -- and his alone -- deserved to prevail," Mulroney wrote. "The man who had surrendered to the...
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Brian Mulroney Source: National Post

  2. "We have to moralize football," Platini told L'Equipe. "Our generation has contributed in bringing money, and today, people are arriving to make some cash."
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Michel Platini Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It is a tradition in China," says Yu Hai, a sociologist at Shanghai's Fudan University. "People here like to moralize. And since traditional media are government mouthpieces, the Internet has become a very convenient channel for ordinary...
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Yu Hai Source: Christian Science Monitor

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