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 for Moralize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moralize \Mor"al*ize\, v. i.
     1. To make moral reflections; to regard acts and events as
        involving a moral.
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     2. to lecture to a person in a manner asserting moral
     Syn: sermonize, preachify, moralise.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Moralize \Mor"al*ize\ (m[o^]r"al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Moralized (m[o^]r"al*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Moralizing (m[o^]r"al*[imac]*z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. moraliser.]
     1. To apply to a moral purpose; to explain in a moral sense;
        to draw a moral from.
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              This fable is moralized in a common proverb.
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              Did he not moralize this spectacle?   --Shak.
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     2. To furnish with moral lessons, teachings, or examples; to
        lend a moral to.
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              While chastening thoughts of sweetest use, bestowed
              By Wisdom, moralize his pensive road. --Wordsworth.
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     3. To render moral; to correct the morals of.
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              It had a large share in moralizing the poor white
              people of the country.                --D. Ramsay.
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     4. To give a moral quality to; to affect the moral quality
        of, either for better or worse.
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              Good and bad stars moralize not our actions. --Sir
                                                    T. Browne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: interpret the moral meaning of; "moralize a story" [syn:
           moralize, moralise]
      2: speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements;
         "This man always sermonizes" [syn: sermonize, sermonise,
         preachify, moralize, moralise]
      3: improve the morals of [syn: moralize, moralise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "moralize":
     annotate, censure, criticize, critique, discourse, explain,
     exposit, expound, harangue, hold forth, lecture, moralize upon,
     point a moral, pontificate, preach, preachify, read a lesson,
     review, sermonize

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