criticize

[ krit-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz /

verb (used with object), crit·i·cized, crit·i·ciz·ing.

to censure or find fault with.
to judge or discuss the merits and faults of: to criticize three novels in one review.

verb (used without object), crit·i·cized, crit·i·ciz·ing.

to find fault; judge unfavorably or harshly.
to make judgments as to merits and faults.

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Also especially British, crit·i·cise .

Origin of criticize

First recorded in 1640–50; critic + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for criticize

criticize

criticise

/ (ˈkrɪtɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

to judge (something) with disapproval; censure
to evaluate or analyse (something)

Derived forms of criticize

criticizable or criticisable, adjectivecriticizer or criticiser, nouncriticizingly or criticisingly, adverb
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