Moralize vs Lecture - What's the difference?

moralize | lecture |


As verbs the difference between moralize and lecture

is that moralize is to apply to a moral purpose; to explain in a moral sense; to draw a moral from while lecture is (senseid)(ambitransitive) to teach (somebody) by giving a speech on a given topic.

As a noun lecture is

(senseid) a spoken lesson or exposition, usually delivered to a group.

moralize

English

Verb

  • To apply to a moral purpose; to explain in a moral sense; to draw a moral from.
  • * L'Estrange
  • This fable is moralized in a common proverb.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Did he not moralize this spectacle?
  • To furnish with moral lessons, teachings, or examples; to lend a moral to.
  • * Wordsworth
  • While chastening thoughts of sweetest use, bestowed / By Wisdom, moralize his pensive road.
  • To render moral; to correct the morals of.
  • * D. Ramsay
  • It had a large share in moralizing the poor white people of the country.
  • To give a moral quality to; to affect the moral quality of, either for better or worse.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • Good and bad stars moralize not our actions.
  • To make moral reflections; to regard acts and events as involving a moral.
  • lecture

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (senseid) A spoken lesson or exposition, usually delivered to a group.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture , with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.}}
  • A berating or scolding.
  • (obsolete) The act of reading.
  • Verb

    (lectur)
  • (senseid)(ambitransitive) To teach (somebody) by giving a speech on a given topic.
  • To preach, to berate, to scold.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Gary Younge)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution , passage=The dispatches […] also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies. Having lectured the Arab world about democracy for years, its collusion in suppressing freedom was undeniable as protesters were met by weaponry and tear gas made in the west, employed by a military trained by westerners.}}

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * lecturer