sermonize

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Etymology[edit]

sermon +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

sermonize (third-person singular simple present sermonizes, present participle sermonizing, simple past and past participle sermonized)

  1. To speak in the manner of a sermon.
  2. To propagate one's morality with speech.
  3. To inculcate rigid rules.
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