Meaning of “sermonize” in the English Dictionary

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"sermonize" in British English

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sermonizeverb [ I ]

UK usually sermonise uk /ˈsɜː.mə.naɪz/ us /ˈsɝː.mə.naɪz/

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.

(Definition of “sermonize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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