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verb as in preach

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He contends that moralizing gods spurred societal complexity because belief in moralizing gods leads to success in intergroup competition.

Whitehouse and his colleagues write that social complexity precedes the advent of “moralizing gods” and hinges on an analysis of the Seshat database.

However one goes about it, urging others to change their desires risks accusations of moralizing.

No big surprise In 2nd, Mr. Moralize But who should take a curtain call?

Then the medical man smiled gently, but I knew he would want to moralize on the story and I let fly again.

He could now moralize on the vanity of the world, the equality of mankind, and the happiness of a private station.

It is impossible to moralize conveniently when one is being hurried by a person at one's elbow.

As to the first, it was strange enough to moralize upon the after-fortunes of some of our contemporaries.

Then Homer does not moralize by the way, he does not usually approve or condemn; he simply states the deed and its consequences.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to moralize, such as: admonish, edify, lecture, pontificate, preachify, and sermonize.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.