WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
crit•i•cize /ˈkrɪtəˌsaɪz/USA pronunciation   v.,  -cized, -ciz•ing. 
  1. to find fault (with);
    judge unfavorably or harshly: [+ object]criticizes her students instead of encouraging them.[+ object + for + object]criticized me for not caring about my work.[no object]always criticizing and never has anything good to say.
  2. to judge or discuss the merits or faults of;
    evaluate:[+ object]The students present their work and criticize it together.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
crit•i•cize  (kritə sīz′),USA pronunciation v.,  -cized, -ciz•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to censure or find fault with.
  2. to judge or discuss the merits and faults of:to criticize three novels in one review.

v.i. 
  1. to find fault;
    judge unfavorably or harshly.
  2. to make judgments as to merits and faults.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] criti•cise′.  criti•ciz′a•ble, adj. 
criti•ciz′er, n. 
criti•ciz′ing•ly, adv. 
  • critic + -ize 1640–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged condemn, blame.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged appraise, evaluate.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

criticize, criticise /ˈkrɪtɪˌsaɪz/ vb
  1. to judge (something) with disapproval; censure
  2. to evaluate or analyse (something)

ˈcritiˌcizable, ˈcritiˌcisable adj ˈcritiˌcizer, ˈcritiˌciser n



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