verb (used with object), sat·i·rized, sat·i·riz·ing.

to attack or ridicule with satire.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for satirized

Contemporary Examples of satirized

  • “I've long felt that Beck uses tactics like I satirized on the site,” Eiland-Hall told The Daily Beast in an email interview.

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    The Man Who Beat Glenn Beck

    Benjamin Sarlin

    November 12, 2009

Historical Examples of satirized

  • The poets, the Laconizers, and Protagoras are satirized at the same time.

  • The obvious abuses of the time are satirized in this way ad nauseam.

  • Since literature has existed moralists have satirized fashion.


    William Graham Sumner

  • “You are a gentle object,” he satirized her, loosening his hold.

    Mountain Blood

    Joseph Hergesheimer

  • The satirized do not see themselves in the exaggerated type.

British Dictionary definitions for satirized




to deride (a person or thing) by means of satire
Derived Formssatirization or satirisation, nounsatirizer or satiriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for satirized



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper