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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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Examples from the Web for satirise

Historical Examples

  • But if any one has a desire to satirise his neighbour he has full leave to do so.

    The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians


  • But you cannot satirise a hack, if you have no friend to nudge while you do it.

  • You satirise every one except God, whom you spare because you don't know him.


    James Huneker

  • I would laugh, and satirise, and say whatever came into my head first.

  • He satirises human life, but he does not satirise it to degrade it.

British Dictionary definitions for satirise



  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 satirise



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

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