What does criticize mean?

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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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    Karen
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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. John Rhys-Davies:

    It's an age where politicians don't actually say what they believe, they are afraid of being judged as being partisan. Heaven forbid that we should criticize people who, after all, share a different value system. 'But it's all relevant. It's all equally relative. We're all the same. And God and the devil, they're the same, aren't they, really? Right and wrong? It's really just two faces of the same coin,'.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Don’t criticize or speak ill of a blind man.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Wolf and jackal only accuse, blame and criticize each other for the cruel acts on pets in front of animals, but never take any punitive action against one another for being brothers.

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Do what is expected of you, dare to say all that you ought to say, as well endeavour to write and publish all your thoughts or ideas. Moreover, never mind who will read, assimilate, utilize, apply or criticize them (presently) or (subsequently). In other words, strive to do your best in life and then relax and allow the end to justify the means. For, the end is meant to justify the means. Yes! the end of your life should be worthwhile and not at all worthless. If the reverse is the case, then believe you me it is not yet the end of your life (your expected end is yet to come). ~Emeasoba George

  5. Neal Todd:

    It would be very odd to criticize that or say it’s inappropriate, if governments aren’t happy with the law, they should change it.

Images & Illustrations of criticize

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