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satirize Syllabification: sat·i·rize
Pronunciation: /ˈsadəˌrīz/

Definition of satirize in English:


[with object]
Deride and criticize by means of satire: Aristophanes satirized the lack of respect for the laws
More example sentences
  • She teases, criticizes and satirizes American democracy, but she cares so much it's positively palpable.
  • Fatally, however, they crossed over from satirising commentators to criticising player behaviour.
  • After several years of worrying about how to respond to the war, the motion picture industry even generated a movie satirizing its own anxiety.
informal send up


Pronunciation: /ˌsatərəˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • For 130 years, their topsy-turvy plots and satirization of love, honour, class and duty have kept audiences packing houses.
  • She suggests that the article is a horribly offensive diatribe that grossly over-generalises in its satirisation of the downtrodden Ulster underclass.
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