Praise to mock

deride
(v)
dǝ-RIDE
Meaning

ridicule; make fun of; make cruel fun of; mock

1st Sample Sentence

Politicians tend to use their speeches to deride their enemies.

Root

de (down)#ridere (to laugh) (Latin)

Synonyms

belittle, denigrate, deride, disdain, disparage, revile, vilify

Antonyms

venerate

Mnemonics

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.

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