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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- critique of pure reason,
- crittenden compromise,
Also especially British, crit·i·cise.
Origin of 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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to judge (something) with disapproval; censure
to evaluate or analyse (something)
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