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Meaning of CRITICISE

Pronunciation:  'kriti`sIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"
  2. [v]  act as a critic; "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"

CRITICISE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: criticize, criticize, pick apart
 Antonyms: praise
 See Also: act, admonish, assail, assault, attack, bawl out, belabor, belabour, belittle, berate, blame, censure, chew out, chew up, chide, come down, comment, criminate, crucify, denounce, deplore, disparage, dress down, find fault, have words, jaw, judge, lambast, lambaste, lash out, lecture, nitpick, notice, pick, pick at, pillory, point out, rag, rebuke, remark, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reproof, reprove, round, savage, scold, scorch, snipe, trounce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crit"i*cise\ (kr?t"?-s?z), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Criticised} (-s?zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Criticising}.]
    [Written also, more analogically, but less commonly,
    criticize.] [Cf. G. kritisiren. See {Critic}.]
    1. To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or
       artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to
       criticise a picture.
    2. To express one's views as to the merit or demerit of;
       esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with; as, to
       criticise conduct. --Blackwood's Mag.
  2. \Crit"i*cise\, v. i.
    1. To act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment;
       to play the critic; -- formerly used with on or upon.
             Several of these ladies, indeed, criticised upon the
             form of the association.              --Addison.
    2. To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person;
       esp., to find fault.
             Cavil you may, but never criticise.   -- Pope.