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What does criticize mean?

This page provides all 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"


  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


  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


  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.

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