ridicule; make fun of; make cruel fun of; mock
Politicians tend to use their speeches to deride their enemies.
de (down)#ridere (to laugh) (Latin)
belittle, denigrate, deride, disdain, disparage, revile, vilify
DE (not)+RIDE: if you are NOT able to RIDE a bicycle, your friends will laugh at you and some may show contempt. de -ride - riding a horse upside down. People will make fun of you (ridicule) DE (lower) RIDE (ride a cycle): if you ride a cycle of low quality people will REDICULE you.