What Does Moralize Mean?

(What does the dictionary online word Moralize mean?)
Moralize means... Improve the morals of
Dictionary Word: Moralize | Part of speech: verb


Moralize also means... interpret the moral meaning of; "moralize a story"
Dictionary Word: Moralize | Part of speech: verb

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What does demoralize mean?
Confuse or put into disorder; "the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"

What does demoralized mean?
Made less hopeful or enthusiastic; "desperate demoralized people looking for work"; "felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem"; "the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest"



Mor'al·ize

(m&obreve;r"al*īz), v.t. [imp. & p. p. Moralized (?);p. pr. & vb. n. Moralizing (?).] [Cf. F.moraliser.] 1. To apply to a moralpurpose; to explain in a moral sense; to draw a moral from.

This fable is moralized in a commonproverb.
L'Estrange.

Did he not moralize thisspectacle?
Shak.

2. To furnish with moral lessons, teachings,or examples; to lend a moral to.

While chastening thoughts of sweetest use,bestowed
By Wisdom, moralize his pensive road.
Wordsworth.

3. To render moral; to correct the moralsof.

It had a large share in moralizing the poorwhite people of the country.
D. Ramsay.

4. To give a moral quality to; to affect themoral quality of, either for better or worse.

Good and bad stars moralize not ouractions.
Sir T. Browne.

Mor'al·ize

v. i. To makemoral reflections; to regard acts and events as involving amoral.

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