- to attack or ridicule with satire.
Also especially British, sat·i·rise.
Origin of satirize
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Examples from the Web for satirizes
It satirizes and parodies the romanticised, pessimistic accounts of rural life by writers like Thomas Hardy and Mary Webb.These Female Contemporaries Weren’t Afraid of Virginia Woolf
November 20, 2014
A fun read that satirizes the blue notes of the high arts as well as cashes in on the nostalgia of the Belle Époque.This Week's Hot Reads: April 15, 2012
April 16, 2012
Boogie Woogie satirizes the New York and London art scenes with an all-star cast and wicked humor.The Art World's Devil Wears Prada
May 13, 2010
Each one satirizes follies which are not to his taste, or sins to which he is not tempted.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
Shakespeare often satirizes the ignorant use of learned terms at his time.Shakespeare's Family
Mrs. C. C. Stopes
He satirizes human life, but he does not satirize it to degrade it.
He satirizes only the selfish, and the hard-hearted, and the cruel.
Therefore, while he satirizes, he treats them with complacence.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature
John Addington Symonds
- to deride (a person or thing) by means of satire
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Word Origin and History for satirizes
c.1600, from French satiriser (see satire (n.)). Related: Satirized; satirizing.
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