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"
act as a critic
"Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
to find fault (with something)
to evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
Origin: Century 1911: from
"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".
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Rank popularity for the word 'criticize' in Verbs Frequency: #797
The numerical value of criticize in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of criticize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Praise in public criticize in private.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
I will not criticize another until I have walked a mile in his mocassins.
A situation has been created where no one can criticize the current administration.
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