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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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Related Words for satirizes

lampoon, spoof, mock, parody, caricature, jeer, ride, needle, josh, haze, cartoon, burlesque, mimic, deride, roast, humiliate, rib, banter, pan, kid

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British Dictionary definitions for satirizes



  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 satirizes



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

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