moralize

Part of speech: adverb

Morally.

Part of speech: verb

To apply to a moral purpose.

Part of speech: verb

To make moral reflections. moralise.

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Usage examples "moralize":

  1. A Wordsworth can moralize, a Sterne can pipe his eye, with impunity; but late eighteenth and early twentieth- century literature prove how dangerous it is for a French author to trespass in pursuit of motives beyond the limits of his tradition. - "Since C├ęzanne", Clive Bell.
  2. In this fine strain of eloquent commonplace the falling minister had already begun to moralize upon the vanity of human wishes. - "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. You have to moralize. - "Moral", Ludwig Thoma.