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. Daryl Morey:

    Some of the NBA's biggest players and owners, who routinely exercise their freedom to criticize this country, lose their voices when it comes to the freedom and rights of other peoples.

  2. Michelle Obama:

    I've grown up in this community. I'm as black as it gets. I was born on the South side. I come from an obviously black family. We weren't rich. I put my blackness up against anybody's blackness in this state, ok ? , and Barack is a black man. And he's done more in terms of meeting his commitments and sticking his neck out for this community than many people who criticize him. And I can say that'cause I'm black.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Do not expect everyone to agree with all your thoughts, actions, speeches, write-ups and publications. For, some people are bound to tear and pull you down to pieces. That is to say, some people must harshly criticize all or some of your opinions and actions. -Emeasoba George

  4. Erica Bartlett:

    I discovered that having such a negative focus was really exhausting, it takes a lot of energy to constantly criticize yourself.

  5. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.:

    Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather, by far, die on a mountainside than in bed. What kind of man would live where there is no daring And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure Is there a better way to die

Images & Illustrations of criticize

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