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ironize

[ ahy-er-nahyz ]
/ 藞a瑟 蓹r藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), i路ron路ized, i路ron路iz路ing.
to make ironical.
to add iron (to a substance).
verb (used without object), i路ron路ized, i路ron路iz路ing.
to use irony or speak ironically.
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Also especially British,, i路ron路ise .

Origin of ironize

First recorded in 1635鈥45; from Greek eir艒n铆zesthai 鈥渢o pretend ignorance, dissemble, understate; treat with sarcasm鈥; see origin at irony1, -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for ironize

ironize

ironise

/ (藞a瑟r蓹藢na瑟z) /

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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