What does criticize mean?

Definitions for criticizeˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word criticize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart(verb)

    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

    "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

  2. criticize, criticise(verb)

    act as a critic

    "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"

Wiktionary

  1. criticize(Verb)

    to find fault (with something)

  2. criticize(Verb)

    to evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults

  3. Origin: Century 1911: from

Freebase

  1. Criticize

    "Criticize" is Alexander O'Neal's biggest UK hit to date. Released in 1987, it reached #4 in the United Kingdom and on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in O'Neal's native United States. It was one of his only two hits to chart in the Republic of Ireland. "Criticize" reached #70 in the Billboard Hot 100. It features on O'Neal's second album Hearsay along with a number of his other hits including "What Can I Say", "Never Knew Love Like This", "The Lovers", "Hearsay" and "Fake". The song is featured in the soundtrack of the video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the in-game radio station "The Vibe 98.8".

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'criticize' in Verbs Frequency: #797

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of criticize in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of criticize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vince Lombardi:

    Praise in public criticize in private.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.

  3. Dale Carnegie:

    Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.

  4. American Indian Proverb:

    I will not criticize another until I have walked a mile in his mocassins.

  5. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga:

    A situation has been created where no one can criticize the current administration.

Images & Illustrations of criticize

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