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- to deliver or compose a sermon; preach.
- to give exhortation to; lecture.
Also especially British, ser·mon·ise.
Origin of sermonize
First recorded in 1625–35; sermon + BEARPAW Women's Berry Fashion Pom Emma Boot xxdrR7qw
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Examples from the Web for sermonize
It did not seem to her worth while to censure or to sermonize.At His Gates, Vol. 1(of 3)
There was not an island of the sea in which he could lift up his voice and sermonize; Mrs. Eddy's command covered "this" planet.
He does not sermonize to them, he does not attack them or their enemies; he merely speaks to them as their friend.
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Mrs. Eddy was very wise in not allowing her "readers" or followers to sermonize or explain her writings.
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Word Origin and History for sermonize
1630s, from Medieval Latin sermonizari, from Latin sermo (see sermon). "Chiefly depreciatory" [OED]. Related: Slippers Womens Spa Acorn Wrap Acorn Spa Womens Sermonizing.
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