ironize

verb
iro·​nize | \ ˈī-rə-ˌnīz How to pronounce ironize (audio) \
ironized; ironizing

Definition of ironize

transitive verb

: to make ironic in appearance or effect

intransitive verb

: to use irony : speak or behave ironically

First Known Use of ironize

1602, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Ironize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironize. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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