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  Definition of Criticize
  1. 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. act as a critic; "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
Similar Words: knock, criticise, pick apart

 

Hyponyms: reprimand, censure, criminate, savage, pillory, crucify, admonish, reprove, call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, reprehend, deplore, belabor, belabour, come down, denounce, blame, find fault, pick, disparage, belittle, pick at, nitpick, attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault

 

Entailments: judge

 

Derivational Morphology: criticism, literary criticism, unfavorable judgment, critique, critic

 

 
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