- to censure or find fault with.
- to judge or discuss the merits and faults of: to criticize three novels in one review.
- to find fault; judge unfavorably or harshly.
- to make judgments as to merits and faults.
Also especially British, crit·i·cise.
Origin of criticize
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1. condemn, blame. 2. appraise, evaluate.
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- to judge (something) with disapproval; censure
- to evaluate or analyse (something)
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Word Origin and History for criticizer
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