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satirize

or (especially British) satirise

[sat-uh-rahyz] /ˈsæt əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), satirized, satirizing.
1.
to attack or ridicule with satire.
Origin of satirize
1595-1605
1595-1605; satire + -ize
Related forms
satirizable, adjective
satirization, noun
satirizer, noun
nonsatirizing, adjective
unsatirizable, adjective
unsatirized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for satirize
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  • It is true, also, that Thackeray approached "society" rather to satirize it than to set forth its agreeableness.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson Henry A. Beers
  • And who shall complain when the first person that I satirize is myself?

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • There is unquestionably a parochial sort of nationality which it is easy to satirize.

    Noah Webster Horace E. Scudder
  • It is but idle to satirize our manners and customs; we think them good.

  • He is not dangerous, I should say; though I have known a woman to satirize a man for years, and marry him after all.

    Marjorie Daw Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Scaramucca or Fracassa was added to satirize the Spanish soldier.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • He satirizes human life, but he does not satirize it to degrade it.

  • Be especially careful, in a mixed company, whom you satirize.

British Dictionary definitions for satirize

satirize

/ˈsætəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
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
v.

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

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