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English definition of “sermonize”

sermonize

verb [I] (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
(Definition of sermonize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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