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sermonize

[sur-muh-nahyz] /ˈsɜr məˌnaɪz/
verb (used without object), sermonized, sermonizing.
1.
to deliver or compose a sermon; preach.
verb (used with object), sermonized, sermonizing.
2.
to give exhortation to; lecture.
Also, especially British, sermonise.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; sermon + -ize
Related forms
sermonizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sermonize

sermonize

/ˈsɜːməˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to talk to or address (a person or audience) as if delivering a sermon
Derived Forms
sermonizer, sermoniser, noun
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Word Origin and History for sermonize
v.

1630s, from Medieval Latin sermonizari, from Latin sermo (see sermon). "Chiefly depreciatory" [OED]. Related: Sermonizing.

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