sermonize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1635 intransitive verb 1. to compose or deliver a sermon 2. to speak didactically or dogmatically transitive verb to preach to or on at length • sermonizer noun

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  • Sermonize — Ser mon*ize, v. t. To preach or discourse to; to affect or influence by means of a sermon or of sermons. [R.] [1913 Webster] Which of us shall sing or sermonize the other fast asleep? Landor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sermonize — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To inculcate rigid rules. [R.] Chesterfield. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sermonize — index address (talk to), declaim, discourse, inculcate, speak Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sermonize — (Amer.) ser·mon·ize || sɜːmÉ™naɪz v. preach, give a sermon, lecture on religious issues; give a lecture on behavior or morals (also sermonise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sermonize — [sʉr′mə nīz΄] vi. sermonized, sermonizing 1. to deliver a sermon or sermons 2. to preach, esp. in a dogmatic, moralizing fashion; lecture vt. to preach to; exhort; lecture sermonizer n …   English World dictionary

  • sermonize — UK [ˈsɜː(r)mənaɪz] / US [ˈsɜrməˌnaɪz] verb [intransitive] Word forms sermonize : present tense I/you/we/they sermonize he/she/it sermonizes present participle sermonizing past tense sermonized past participle sermonized to tell someone how to… …   English dictionary

  • sermonize — sermon ► NOUN 1) a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service. 2) informal a long or tedious moralizing or admonitory talk. DERIVATIVES sermonic adjective sermonize (also sermonise) verb. ORIGIN Latin,… …   English terms dictionary

  • sermonize — sermonizer, n. /serr meuh nuyz /, v., sermonized, sermonizing. v.i. 1. to deliver or compose a sermon; preach. v.t. 2. to give exhortation to; lecture. Also, esp. Brit., sermonise. [1625 35; SERMON + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sermonize — verb a) To speak in the manner of a sermon. b) To propagate ones morality with speech …   Wiktionary

  • sermonize — Synonyms and related words: deliver a lecture, descant, dilate, discourse, discuss, dissert, dissertate, evangelize, expatiate, explain, exposit, expound, harangue, hold forth, homilize, lecture, moralize, point a moral, preach, preachify,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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