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satirize

[ sat-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsæt əˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), sat·i·rized, sat·i·riz·ing.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for satirize

satirize

satirise

/ (ˈsætəˌraɪz) /

verb

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

Derived forms of satirize

satirization or satirisation, nounsatirizer or satiriser, noun
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