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Meaning of SERMONIZE

Pronunciation:  'surmu`nIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements; "This man always sermonizes"
 

SERMONIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: moralise, moralize, preachify, sermonise
 
 See Also: advocate, preach

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ser"mon*ize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sermonized}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Sermonizing}.]
    1. To compose or write a sermon or sermons; to preach.
    
    2. To inculcate rigid rules. [R.] --Chesterfield.
    
    
  2. \Ser"mon*ize\, v. t.
    To preach or discourse to; to affect or influence by means of
    a sermon or of sermons. [R.]
    
          Which of us shall sing or sermonize the other fast
          asleep?                                  --Landor.
    
    
 

 

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