satirize

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verb sat·i·rize \-ˌrīz\

Definition of satirize

satirized

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satirizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to utter or write satire

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to censure or ridicule by means of satire

satirizable

play \ˌsa-tə-ˈrī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of satirize in a Sentence

  1. The book satirizes contemporary life.

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First Known Use of satirize

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SATIRIZE Defined for English Language Learners

satirize

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Definition of satirize for English Language Learners

  • : to show that (someone or something) is foolish, weak, bad, etc., by using satire


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