[ 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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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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