Mor"al*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moralized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Moralizing (?).] [Cf. F. moraliser.]


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.


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.


To render moral; to correct the morals of.

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


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.


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Mor"al*ize (?), v. i.

To make moral reflections; to regard acts and events as involving a moral.


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