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verb (used with object), cri·tiqued, cri·ti·quing.
  1. to review or analyze critically.

Origin of critique

1695–1705; < French < Greek kritikḗ the art of criticism, noun use of feminine of kritikós critical, skilled in judging; replacing critic
Can be confusedcritic criticism critique Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. a critical essay or commentary, esp on artistic work
  2. the act or art of criticizing

Word Origin for critique

C17: from French, from Greek kritikē, from kritikos able to discern
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Word Origin and History for critique

1702, restored French spelling of 17c. critick "art of criticism" (see critic), ultimately from Greek kritike tekhne "the critical art."

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