Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "sermonize" []

  • To deliver a sermon to (someone). (verb-transitive)
  • To deliver or speak as though delivering a sermon. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sermonize" in a sentence
  • "I am a Catholic, and albeit in my adulthood I've come to realize that my religion is not as all-embracing, compassionate, and christian as we sermonize from the pulpit, I can identify with the solace gained from quiet moments of prayer in an empty church."
  • "The Beatles (You know, the group that made Paul McCartney a multi-millionaire, so he can now sermonize about the destruction of coercive monopolies is a threat to “up and coming bands”), had, through most of their career, at most 8 tracks to work with, and it was analog tape."
  • "The last thing I'd ever do is sermonize that "you should have gone home first," which is why this story makes me furious as well as intensely sympathetic."