- to attack or ridicule with satire.
Also especially British, sat·i·rise.
Origin of satirize
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Examples from the Web for satirize
At least they satirize entitlement instead of unwittingly enacting (and celebrating) it.Zach Braff’s Irritating Sense of Entitlement
July 18, 2014
The genre was always a simple one, easy to satirize and dismiss, though immensely profitable.Goodbye to My Soap Star Life
Michael E. Knight
September 20, 2011
And who shall complain when the first person that I satirize is myself?Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
It is but idle to satirize our manners and customs; we think them good.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
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.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
- to deride (a person or thing) by means of satire
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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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