What does criticise mean?

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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. criticise(Verb)

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

  2. criticise(Verb)

    To find fault (with something)

    They criticised him for endangering people's lives.

  3. Origin: From Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikos) "of or for judging, able to discern", from κρίσις "crisis"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Criticise(verb)

    to examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to criticise a picture

  2. Criticise(verb)

    to express one's views as to the merit or demerit of; esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with; as, to criticise conduct

  3. Criticise(verb)

    to act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment; to play the critic; -- formerly used with on or upon

  4. Criticise(verb)

    to discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'criticise' in Verbs Frequency: #710

How to pronounce criticise?

  1. Alex
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How to say criticise in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of criticise in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of criticise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of criticise in a Sentence

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    Don’t be afraid of criticism; criticise yourself often.

  2. Jack Kim:

    It is the legitimate right of a sovereign state and a fair action that nobody can criticise.

  3. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    Hungary did everything to fulfil regulations, don't criticise Hungary for doing what is compulsory.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When somebody criticise you, be happy and thankful because they have given you an opportunity to think about the matter more precisely and more detailed!

  5. Frances Hudson:

    Investors are just as likely to criticise or punish companies for unfocused acquisitions where they have overpaid for unproven, non-earnings accretive benefits.

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