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satirize

Line breaks: sat¦ir|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈsatɪrʌɪz
 
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(also satirise)

Definition of satirize in English:

verb

[with object]
Deride and criticize by means of satire: the movie satirized the notion of national superiority
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.
Synonyms
criticize, censure, pillory
informal send up
British informal take the mickey out of
British vulgar slang take the piss out of
archaic squib

Derivatives

satirization

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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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