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

Examples of ironize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Makkai ironizes a group of true-crime addicts, integrating criticism of the Dead Girl Show into her dead-girl show. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 20 Feb. 2023

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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