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[v] improve the morals of
[v] speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements; "This man always sermonizes"
[v] interpret the moral meaning of; "moralize a story"

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\Mor"al*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Moralized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Moralizing}.] [Cf. F. moraliser.]
1. 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. --L'Estrange. Did he not moralize this spectacle? --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 morals of. It had a large share in moralizing the poor white people of the country. --D. Ramsay.
4. To give a moral quality to; to affect the moral quality of, either for better or worse. Good and bad stars moralize not our actions. --Sir T. Browne.
\Mor"al*ize\, v. i. To make moral reflections; to regard acts and events as involving a moral.

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