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English definition of “sermonize”

sermonize

verb [I] uk (UK usually sermonise)   /ˈsɜː.mə.naɪz/ us    /ˈsɝː-/
disapproving to give a long talk to people, telling them how they should behave in order to be better people: My grandmother's all right until she starts sermonizing and then she's unbearable.Lecturing and addressing
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