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moralize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmoralizemor‧al‧ize (also moralise British English) /ˈmɒrəlaɪz $ ˈmɔː-/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 GOOD/MORALto tell other people your ideas about right and wrong behaviour, especially when they have not asked for your opinion syn preach 🔊 politicians moralizing about people’s sexual behaviour→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
moralizeBut it is not for me to moralize.While there is a certain grubby vitality to the show, it wears thin long before the final round of moralizing.He loved animals and endeavoured, in his engravings, to moralize an immoral society.Another outstanding characteristic of this genre is its didactic, moralizing character.Another important characteristic of the sentimental comedy is its moralizing, ethical nature.Practically all moralizing is absent from Romantic drama.The play was also noteworthy for its virtuous characters, it moralizing quality and the theme of recognition.
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Verb table
moralize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymoralize
he, she, itmoralizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymoralized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave moralized
he, she, ithas moralized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad moralized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill moralize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have moralized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam moralizing
he, she, itis moralizing
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you, we, theyare moralizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas moralizing
you, we, theywere moralizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been moralizing
he, she, ithas been moralizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been moralizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be moralizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been moralizing
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