Definitions for criticizeˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
crit•i•cizeˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz(v.)-cized, -ciz•ing.
(v.t.)to find fault with; censure.
to judge or discuss the merits of.
(v.i.)to judge unfavorably or harshly; find fault.
to make judgments as to merits and faults.
Origin of criticize:
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
Soldiers are not allowed to criticize the war.; a speech sharply criticizing the government for not helping
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".
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'criticize' in Verbs Frequency: #797
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