[ krit-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz /
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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.
OTHER WORDS FOR criticize
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Also especially British, crit·i·cise .
OTHER WORDS FROM criticize
crit·i·ciz·a·ble, adjectivecrit·i·ciz·er, nouncrit·i·ciz·ing·ly, adverbnon·crit·i·ciz·ing, adjective, noun
o·ver·crit·i·cize, verb, o·ver·crit·i·cized, o·ver·crit·i·ciz·ing.pre·crit·i·cize, verb (used with object), pre·crit·i·cized, pre·crit·i·ciz·ing.re·crit·i·cize, verb (used with object), re·crit·i·cized, re·crit·i·ciz·ing.un·crit·i·ciz·a·ble, adjectiveun·crit·i·ciz·a·bly, adverbun·crit·i·cized, adjectiveun·crit·i·ciz·ing, adjectiveun·crit·i·ciz·ing·ly, adverbwell-crit·i·cized, adjective
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How to use criticize in a sentence
In the old days, criticising the Queen's glossy locks would have been a head-removing offense.Kate's Hair Is 'Overdone' Says Former Royal Hairdresser|Tom Sykes|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He felt “doubly guilty for criticising the book” when she generously inscribed his copy.Jane Goodall’s Troubling, Error-Filled New Book, ‘Seeds of Hope’|Michael Moynihan|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She knew she had no right to begin criticising her mother in this way, and she pulled herself up.Robin Redbreast|Mary Louisa Molesworth
And the fool fell to criticising everything and every one, without in the least changing his manner, or his exclamations.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev
What right has she, I want to know, to be criticising Sidney Baumann's people?From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
Pope was criticising compositions intended to pass as poetry of the best kind.
Before criticising this proof, from which Bahya infers more than is legitimate, we must prove the three original assumptions.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
British Dictionary definitions for criticize
/ (ˈkrɪtɪˌsaɪz) /
to judge (something) with disapproval; censure
to evaluate or analyse (something)
Derived forms of criticizecriticizable or criticisable, adjectivecriticizer or criticiser, nouncriticizingly or criticisingly, adverb
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