Definitions for criticizeˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crit•i•cizeˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz(v.)-cized, -ciz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to find fault with; censure.

  2. to judge or discuss the merits of.

  3. (v.i.)to judge unfavorably or harshly; find fault.

  4. to make judgments as to merits and faults.

Origin of criticize:

1640–50

crit′i•ciz`er(n.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. criticize(verb)ˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz

    ≠praise

    Soldiers are not allowed to criticize the war.; a speech sharply criticizing the government for not helping

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

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