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[sat-uh-rahyz] /ˈsæt əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), satirized, satirizing.
to attack or ridicule with satire.
Also, especially British, satirise.
Origin of satirize
1595-1605; satire + -ize
Related forms
satirizable, adjective
satirization, noun
satirizer, noun
nonsatirizing, adjective
unsatirizable, adjective
unsatirized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for satirize
  • But our bodies do not fit us, but caricature and satirize us.
  • She was able to tease out and sometimes satirize the way social groups make judgments and validate or exclude certain people.
  • Aarons didn't mean to satirize those scrumptious creatures, their opulence or their strangely bewitching narcissism.
  • Puck continued to support equal suffrage and satirize its opponents in subsequent issues.
  • Imaginative floats and presentations satirize everyday life.
  • The primary focus of the newspaper was to satirize campus life and the university administration.
  • It would be unwise to satirize this state of things, or to overdraw it, or to forget.
British Dictionary definitions for satirize


to deride (a person or thing) by means of satire
Derived Forms
satirization, satirisation, noun
satirizer, satiriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for satirize

c.1600, from French satiriser (see satire (n.)). Related: Satirized; satirizing.

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