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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mor·al·ize /ˈmɔrəˌlaɪz, ˈmɑr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mor·al·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moralized p. pr. & vb. n. Moralizing ]
 1. To apply to a moral purpose; to explain in a moral sense; to draw a moral from.
    This fable is moralized in a common proverb.   --L'Estrange.
    Did he not moralize this spectacle?   --Shak.
 2. To furnish with moral lessons, teachings, or examples; to lend a moral to.
 While chastening thoughts of sweetest use, bestowed
 By Wisdom, moralize his pensive road.   --Wordsworth.
 3. To render moral; to correct the morals of.
    It had a large share in moralizing the poor white people of the country.   --D. Ramsay.
 4. To give a moral quality to; to affect the moral quality of, either for better or worse.
    Good and bad stars moralize not our actions.   --Sir T. Browne.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mor·al·ize v. i.
 1. To make moral reflections; to regard acts and events as involving a moral.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: interpret the moral meaning of; "moralize a story" [syn: moralise]
      2: speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements;
         "This man always sermonizes" [syn: sermonize, sermonise,
          preachify, moralise]
      3: improve the morals of [syn: moralise]