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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-muh-nahyz]
    • /ˈsɜr məˌnaɪz/
    • /ˈsɜː.mə.naɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-muh-nahyz]
    • /ˈsɜr məˌnaɪz/

Definitions of sermonise word

  • verb without object sermonise to deliver or compose a sermon; preach. 1
  • verb with object sermonise to give exhortation to; lecture. 1

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Origin of sermonise

First appearance:

before 1625
One of the 42% oldest English words
First recorded in 1625-35; sermon + -ize

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Parts of speech for Sermonise


sermonise popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for sermonise

noun sermonise

  • archbishop — In the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican Churches, an archbishop is a bishop of the highest rank, who is in charge of all the bishops and priests in a particular country or region.
  • cardinals — of prime importance; chief; principal: of cardinal significance.
  • cassock — A cassock is a long piece of clothing, often black, that is worn by members of the clergy in some churches.
  • churchman — A churchman is the same as a clergyman.
  • clergyman — A clergyman is a male member of the clergy.

verb sermonise

  • address — Your address is the number of the house, flat, or apartment and the name of the street and the town where you live or work.
  • commentate — To commentate means to give a radio or television commentary on an event.
  • declaim — If you declaim, you speak dramatically, as if you were acting in a theatre.
  • discourse — communication of thought by words; talk; conversation: earnest and intelligent discourse.
  • dissert — to discourse on a subject.

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