ironize

verb

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

transitive verb

: to make ironic in appearance or effect

intransitive verb

: to use irony : speak or behave ironically

Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of ironize was in 1602

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“Ironize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironize. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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