Criticize definition

krĭtĭ-sīz
To find fault with.

Criticized the decision as unrealistic.

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To analyze and judge as a critic.
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To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate.

Criticizes art for a living.

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To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults.
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To criticize something is to find and point out fault or problems.

An example of criticize is when your mother-in-law comments "your meatloaf is dry."

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To find fault (with something)
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To judge disapprovingly; find fault (with); censure.
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To act as a critic.
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Origin of criticize

  • From Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikos, “of or for judging, able to discern”), from κρίσις (krisis, “crisis”)

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  • Century 1911: from critic +‎ -ize

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