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knock, criticize, criticise, pick apartverb
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
Etymology: Century 1911: from
Criticize is a song written by Alexander O'Neal and Jellybean Johnson and recorded by American recording artist Alexander O'Neal. It was the second single from O'Neal's second solo album, Hearsay (1987). The song's distinctive backing vocals were performed by Lisa Keith. Following the successful chart performances of the Hearsay single "Fake", "Criticize" was released as the album's second single.
To criticize is to express disapproval, negative judgement, or analysis of the faults and mistakes of a person, thing, or idea. It involves evaluating or judging the merits and faults of something and expressing these views in an articulate manner. Criticism can be constructive, offering suggestions for improvement, or destructive, highlighting flaws without offering solutions.
"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
Praise in public criticize in private.
Will I criticize Hillary Clinton on her position of TPP, or the lack of position? Will I criticize her on her views of Wall Street? Will I criticize her on foreign policy? That's what democracy is about, but taking cheap shots at people, making it personal, I don't think that's what politics should be about.
A situation has been created where no one can criticize the current administration.
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
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