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satirize

[sat-uh-rahyz] /ˈsæt əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), satirized, satirizing.
1.
to attack or ridicule with satire.
Also, especially British, satirise.
Origin
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
  • 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

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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