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satirize

[sat-uh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), sat·i·rized, sat·i·riz·ing.
  1. to attack or ridicule with satire.
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Also especially British, sat·i·rise.

Origin of satirize

First recorded in 1595–1605; satire + -ize
Related formssat·i·riz·a·ble, adjectivesat·i·ri·za·tion, nounsat·i·riz·er, nounnon·sat·i·riz·ing, adjectiveun·sat·i·riz·a·ble, adjectiveun·sat·i·rized, 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for satirizing

satirize

satirise

verb
  1. to deride (a person or thing) by means of satire
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Derived Formssatirization or satirisation, nounsatirizer or 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.

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