Definition of Criticize

1. Verb. Find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws. "Don't knock the food--it's free"




2. Verb. Act as a critic. "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
Exact synonyms: Criticise
Generic synonyms: Act
Derivative terms: Critic, Critic, Critic

Definition of Criticize

1. Verb. to find fault (with something) ¹

2. Verb. to evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Criticize

1. [v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Criticize

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criticisable
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criticised
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criticisers
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criticising
criticisingly
criticism
criticisms
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criticize (current term)
criticized
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criticizing
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critick
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Literary usage of Criticize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"The consequence was he began to criticize life before he had lived, and to do that most difficult of all things, viz., give utterance to the Imaginative ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1868)
"If we were disposed to criticize, we might express the wish that the author had been more ... criticize ..."

3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... sift, ventilate (so as to make public), criticize, critique, review, dispute, agitate, moot. disguise, n. concealment, cover, cloak, mask (spec, or fig. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The Reformer called Servetus arrogant (he had dared to criticize the "Institutes" in marginal glosses), and uttered the significant menace, ..."

5. Principles of Labor Legislation by John Rogers Commons (1916)
"They criticize where needed and assist where practicable. (5) Penalties and Prosecutions Behind all laws and administrative rules having the force of law ..."

6. The world's wit and humor: an encyclopedia of the classic wit and humor of by Lionel Strachey (1906)
"... Khayyam The Pots criticize the Potter As, under cover of departing day, Slunk hunger-stricken Ramazan away, Once more within the Potter's house alone I ..."

7. Indian Wars of New England by Herbert Milton Sylvester (1910)
"It had become something of a common privilege to criticize one's superiors in office, and the assertion of Church was that he was not only prevented —in the ..."

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