From Old French moraliser
moralize (third-person singular simple present moralizes, present participle moralizing, simple past and past participle moralized)
- (transitive) To apply to a moral purpose; to explain in a moral sense; to draw a moral from.
- This fable is moralized in a common proverb.
- Did he not moralize this spectacle?
- (transitive) To supply with moral lessons, teachings, or examples; to lend a moral to.
- While chastening thoughts of sweetest use, bestowed / By Wisdom, moralize his pensive road.
- (transitive) To render moral; to correct the morals of.
- D. Ramsay
- It had a large share in moralizing the poor white people of the country.
- (transitive) To give a moral quality to; to affect the moral quality of, either for better or worse.
- Sir Thomas Browne
- Good and bad stars moralize not our actions.
- (intransitive) To make moral reflections; to regard acts and events as involving a moral.
to furnish with moral lessons