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sermonize

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sermonize \Ser"mon*ize\, verb (used without an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sermonize \Ser"mon*ize\, verb (used with an object) 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sermonize

verb

1: speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements; "This man always sermonizes" [syn: {sermonize}, {sermonise}, {preachify}, {moralize}, {moralise}]


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