ironize

verb
iro·nize | \ˈī-rə-ˌnīz \
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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