What does criticize mean?

Definitions for criticize
ˈkrɪt əˌsaɪzcrit·i·cize

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. criticize(Verb)

    to find fault (with something)

    Etymology: Century 1911: from

  2. criticize(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Century 1911: from

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce criticize?

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How to say criticize in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of criticize in a Sentence

  1. Jenny Hayward-Jones:

    To do that, I think the Australian government assesses that it's better not to criticize the Nauru government.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi'm not trying to run out the clock. Let House Speaker Nancy Pelosi get sophisticated about this, OK ? we will proceed when we have what we need to proceed, not one day sooner. And everybody has the liberty and the luxury to espouse their own position and to criticize me for trying to go down the path in the most determined positive way. Again, their advocacy for impeachment only gives me leverage.

  3. David Perdue:

    This was an icon in Russell Senate. Senate Republican was Senate Republican. They did the Great Society together. So, people would criticize Richard Brevard Russell for maybe being on the wrong side of the integration movement, but my goodness Richard Brevard Russell turned around and got the school lunch program done. Richard Brevard Russell did Richard Brevard Russell Richard Brevard Russell.

  4. Mike Baker:

    North Korea is a giant prison where mass starvation is happening. It is an insane regime where there is no respect for human rights, and it is patently absurd that they would take this opportunity to criticize the U.S. this leaves us with a propaganda piece that is a very useful tool not only for North Korea and other hostile nations, but more dangerously, for the Muslim extremists of ISIS and Al Qaeda who will use this to enhance their recruitment and propaganda efforts and to attempt to entice their supporters into violence.

  5. John Sifton:

    The Senate report makes it easier for loathsome foreign regimes to criticize the United States' human rights record, which drives home another key reason why the CIA's abuses need to be thoroughly renounced.

Images & Illustrations of criticize

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