ironize

[ ahy-er-nahyz ]
/ ˈaɪ ərˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), i·ron·ized, i·ron·iz·ing.

to make ironical.
to add iron (to a substance).

verb (used without object), i·ron·ized, i·ron·iz·ing.

to use irony or speak ironically.

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Also especially British,, i·ron·ise .

Origin of ironize

First recorded in 1635–45; from Greek eirōnízesthai “to pretend ignorance, dissemble, understate; treat with sarcasm”; see origin at irony1, -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for ironize

ironize

ironise

/ (ˈaɪrəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(intr) to use or indulge in irony
(tr) to make ironic or use ironically

Derived forms of ironize

ironist, noun
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