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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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Historical Examples of satirising

  • He was talking to a young English lady with whom he was seated under a spreading eucalyptus, and satirising colonial manners.

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  • Second, he erred in disregarding and satirising puritanical conventionalisms.

  • He lived in London, and wrote comedies, satirising bourgeois society.

  • She published, in 1805, a volume of doggerel rhymes, and was in the habit of satirising in verse those who had offended her.

  • From satirising the social vices of the time, the transition was easy to political satire or invective.

British Dictionary definitions for satirising



  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 satirising



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

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