Dictionary.com

criticize

[ krit-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: criticize / criticized / criticizing / criticizable on Thesaurus.com

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.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also especially British, crit·i·cise .

Origin of criticize

First recorded in 1640–50; critic + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM criticize

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use criticize in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK