verb (-rized; -rizing) Date: circa 1598 intransitive verb to utter or write satire transitive verb to censure or ridicule by means of satire • satirizable adjective

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  • Satirize — Sat ir*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Satirized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Satirizing}.] [Cf. F. satiriser.] To make the object of satire; to attack with satire; to censure with keenness or severe sarcasm. [1913 Webster] It is as hard to satirize well a man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • satirize — index jape, mock (deride), mock (imitate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • satirize — c.1600, from Fr. satiriser (see SATIRE (Cf. satire)). Related: Satirized; satirizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • satirize — (Amer.) sat·i·rize || sætɪraɪz v. ridicule through the use of satire; write a satire, use mockery and derision to demonstrate the negative aspects of human folly (also satirise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • satirize — [v] ridicule banter, burlesque, caricature, caricaturize, cartoon, deride, haze, humiliate, jape, jeer, jive, josh, kid, lampoon, laugh at, make a fool of*, make fun of, mimic, mock, needle, pan*, parody, poke fun at*, pull one’s leg, raz*, rib* …   New thesaurus

  • satirize — (also satirise) ► VERB ▪ mock and criticize by means of satire …   English terms dictionary

  • satirize — [sat′ərīz΄] vt. satirized, satirizing [Fr satiriser] to attack, ridicule, or criticize with satire satirizer n …   English World dictionary

  • satirize — UK [ˈsætəraɪz] / US [ˈsætəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms satirize : present tense I/you/we/they satirize he/she/it satirizes present participle satirizing past tense satirized past participle satirized to use satire as a way of criticizing… …   English dictionary

  • satirize — [[t]sæ̱tɪraɪz[/t]] satirizes, satirizing, satirized VERB If you satirize a person or group of people, you use satire to criticize them or make fun of them in a play, film, or novel. [V n] The newspaper came out weekly. It satirized political… …   English dictionary

  • satirize — satirizable, adj. satirization, n. satirizer, n. /sat euh ruyz /, v.t., satirized, satirizing. to attack or ridicule with satire. Also, esp. Brit., satirise. [1595 1605; SATIRE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

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