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

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 As long as the next Twitter can mercilessly satirize twits and embolden subcultures, Musk can’t kill it. Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Mainstream Hollywood still can’t satirize Obama, so Joel Coen goes against his own artistic instincts. Armond White, National Review, 25 Mar. 2022 Called Dogecoin, it was intended to satirize the cryptocurrency market. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 If the idea is to satirize Guy-Claude’s interest in Aline, the movie is onto something — maybe. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 6 Apr. 2022 Here Duncan summarizes several literary skirmishes that took place in the late 1600s and early 1700s in which a writer created an index to a rival’s work in order to satirize or ridicule it. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Mar. 2022 For eight years, Lee Camp hosted a weekly show on RT America that aimed to satirize American politics, finding punchlines in subjects like sanctions against Afghanistan and student debt forgiveness. Cecilia Kang, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2022 On Monday evening, Zellweger offered her commentary on how to satirize true crime inoffensively. Michael Appler, Variety, 11 Mar. 2022 American filmmakers are too entrenched in the dictates of Covid to meaningfully satirize political theater. Armond White, National Review, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of satirize

1616, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Satirize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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