ridicule - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈrɪdɪˌkjuːl/
present tense
I/you/we/theyridicule
he/she/itridicules
present participleridiculing
past tenseridiculed
past participleridiculed
  1. to try to make someone or something seem silly by making fun of them in an unkind way

    Oliver felt he was being ridiculed by the students.