Definition of ridiculize in English:

ridiculize

(also ridiculise)

verb

  • with object To make ridiculous.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Chapman (?1560–1634), poet and playwright. From classical Latin rīdiculus capable of arousing laughter, funny, comic, amusing, absurd, silly + -ize. Compare French ridiculiser.

Pronunciation

ridiculize

/rɪˈdɪkjʊlʌɪz/