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[ sat-uh-rahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, sat·i·rized, sat·i·riz·ing.
  1. to attack or ridicule with satire.


/ ˈsætəˌraɪz /


  1. to deride (a person or thing) by means of satire

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Derived Forms

  • ˌsatiriˈzation, noun
  • ˈsatiˌrizer, noun

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Other Words From

  • sati·riza·ble adjective
  • sati·ri·zation noun
  • sati·rizer noun
  • non·sati·rizing adjective
  • un·sati·riza·ble adjective
  • un·sati·rized adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of satirize1

First recorded in 1595–1605; satire + -ize

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Example Sentences

As 1996’s Scream so expertly satirized, the slasher is a rich genre with established conventions and so-called “rules,” making it perfect fodder for an interactive story with branching paths.

Much of the believability is due to Kleeman’s sharp eye for the weirdness of consumerism, and especially her ability to satirize a certain type of fancy person with laser precision and humor.

You don’t have to know what’s being satirized to love the satire.

Lopez and Affleck attempted to satirize the flood of attention in November 2002, when Lopez released the video for “Jenny From the Block.”

From Vox

It will shift tones, sometimes satirizing video game tropes, and sometimes drawing on them for inspiration.

At least they satirize entitlement instead of unwittingly enacting (and celebrating) it.

The genre was always a simple one, easy to satirize and dismiss, though immensely profitable.

These satirize the customs and social habits of the Jews of his day in a bright and powerful style.

We may satirize character and qualities in the abstract without injury to our moral nature, but persons hardly ever.

"Don't satirize it," she exclaimed, looking up at him with a start.

It is true, also, that Thackeray approached "society" rather to satirize it than to set forth its agreeableness.

All that we used to satirize in former entertainments of this kind fails to exist in those I am describing.


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