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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Moralize \Mor"al*ize\ (m[o^]r"al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Moralized (m[o^]r"al*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Moralizing (m[o^]r"al*[imac]*z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. moraliser.] 1. To apply to a moral purpose; to explain in a moral sense; to draw a moral from. [1913 Webster] This fable is moralized in a common proverb. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] Did he not moralize this spectacle? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with moral lessons, teachings, or examples; to lend a moral to. [1913 Webster] While chastening thoughts of sweetest use, bestowed By Wisdom, moralize his pensive road. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 3. To render moral; to correct the morals of. [1913 Webster] It had a large share in moralizing the poor white people of the country. --D. Ramsay. [1913 Webster] 4. To give a moral quality to; to affect the moral quality of, either for better or worse. [1913 Webster] Good and bad stars moralize not our actions. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]