Definition for MOR'AL-IZE

MOR'AL-IZE, v.t. [Fr. moraliser; Sp. moralizar; It. moralizzarea.]

  1. To apply to a moral purpose, or to explain in a moral sense. This fable is moralized in a common proverb. L'Estrange. Did he not moralize this spectacle? Shak.
  2. To furnish with manners or examples. Spenser.
  3. To render moral or virtuous; to correct the morals of. It had a large share in moralizing the poor white people of the country. Ramsay. [This sense, though the most strictly etymological, is rare, but not to be condemned.]

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