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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 of satirize
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; satire + -ize
Related forms
satirizable, adjective
satirization, noun
satirizer, noun
nonsatirizing, adjective
unsatirizable, adjective
unsatirized, adjective
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  • This, addressed to the man whom he had been satirizing so unsparingly, was inconceivable!

  • Young persons appear ridiculous when satirizing or ridiculing books, people or things.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young
  • This is Buffon's way of satirizing our inability to bear in mind that we are compelled to judge all things by our own standards.

    Evolution, Old & New Samuel Butler
  • Lady Lytton wrote novels for the purpose of satirizing her husband and his friends,—his parasites, she called them.

    Home Life of Great Authors Hattie Tyng Griswold
  • "I am glad he worships anybody," he said, when some friends were satirizing an absent companion for his devotion to a great man.

    Home Life of Great Authors Hattie Tyng Griswold
  • Lady Lytton wrote novels for the purpose of satirizing her husband and his friends—his parasites, she called them.

  • Consequently, instead of satirizing the spirit of his age, he outwardly acquiesced in it and even flattered it.

    The Ordeal of Mark Twain Van Wyck Brooks
  • “Safe and free,” he repeated thinly, as if satirizing the condition implied by those commonplace, assuaging words.

    Wild Oranges Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for satirizing

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 satirizing

satirize

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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