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sermonize

ser·mon·ize

sermonize

 
pronunciation:
suhr m naIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sermonized, sermonizes, sermonizing
definition: to preach a sermon or sermons, or to speak as if doing so.
She knew that if she came home late and smelling like beer that her father would surely sermonize.
similar words:
preach
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to exhort or lecture, as if preaching to (someone).
similar words:
lecture, preach