sermonise


sermonise

verb (used without object), ser·mon·ized, ser·mon·iz·ing.

  1. to deliver or compose a sermon; preach.

verb (used with object), ser·mon·ized, ser·mon·iz·ing.

  1. to give exhortation to; lecture.

verb

  1. to talk to or address (a person or audience) as if delivering a sermon

v.1630s, from Medieval Latin sermonizari, from Latin sermo (see sermon). “Chiefly depreciatory” [OED]. Related: Sermonizing.

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