criticize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to get fault with: criticized your decision as impractical. See Usage Note at critique.
    • To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate.
    • same as criticise.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To act as a critic.
  • verb:
    • locate fault (with anything)
    • to guage (anything), and judge its merits and faults
    • become a critic
    • discover fault with; express critique of; explain real or thought of defects
  • others:
    • To examine or judge critically; total or compose criticisms upon; pass wisdom upon with respect to merit or demerit; animadvert upon; discover and weigh the faults and merits of: as, to criticize a painting; to criticize a poem; to criticize conduct.
    • Specifically To censure; judge with extent; explain defects or faults in.
    • to do something as a critic; judge of such a thing critically; utter or write crucial viewpoints.
    • To animadvert; express opinions as to specific points: accompanied by upon.

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