satirize

verb
sat·​i·​rize | \ ˈsa-tə-ˌrīz How to pronounce satirize (audio) \
satirized; satirizing

Definition of satirize

intransitive verb

: to utter or write satire

transitive verb

: to censure or ridicule by means of satire

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Other Words from satirize

satirizable \ ˌsa-​tə-​ˈrī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce satirize (audio) \ adjective

Examples of satirize in a Sentence

The book satirizes contemporary life.
Recent Examples on the Web For this week’s main challenge, the queens are divided into teams and tasked with acting in RuPaulmark Channel holiday movies, movies with near-identical scripts and characters that satirize the formulaic nature of the Hallmark Christmas movie. Paul Mccallion, Vulture, "RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Happy RuPaulidays!," 22 Jan. 2021 Yeah, that’s how hard a trick Swift pulls off on this 1989 single, which manages to satirize her man-eater image while also demonstrating exactly what makes that image so appealing. Nate Jones, Vulture, "All 179 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked," 11 Jan. 2021 Hiaasen’s humorous crime thrillers are set in Florida and feature casts of eccentric, sometimes grotesque, characters and satirize aspects of American popular culture. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "The Fast Forward 2020 Winter Bookies reading list," 4 Jan. 2021 Many writers have tried to satirize the Trump administration and failed miserably. Washington Post, "The 10 most-read book reviews of 2020," 28 Dec. 2020 The article appears to satirize a recent situation in which a family was kicked off a United Airlines flight because its 2-year-old would not wear a face mask. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Story about United Airlines, Black Lives Matter and a toddler is satirical," 17 Dec. 2020 Doctoral dissertations have been written on this short novel, which was intended to satirize the style of the then-fashionable French nouveau roman. Lynne Truss, WSJ, "Five Best: Lynne Truss on British Literary Murders," 4 Dec. 2020 The adult characters all get their moments, particularly in the numbers that satirize the stars’ self-involvement. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Review: ‘The Prom’ is an energetic high-school musical with laughs and heart," 1 Dec. 2020 Superintelligence’ doesn’t satirize the problem, ‘Superintelligence’ is the problem. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: A dazzling ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of satirize

1616, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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8 Feb 2021

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“Satirize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/satirize. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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satirize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of satirize

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

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