HyperDic: criticize

English > 2 senses of the word criticize:
VERBcommunicationcriticize, knock, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
competitioncriticize, criticiseact as a critic / critic
criticize > pronunciation
Soundskrih'tihsay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > criticize: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningfind fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws / flaws.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The paper criticized the new movie"
Synonymsknock, criticise, pick apart
Entailsevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Narroweradmonish, reprove, reprooftake to task
attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assaultattack in speech or writing
belabor, belabourattack verbally with harsh criticism
blame, find fault, pickharass with constant criticism
call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastcensure severely or angrily
come downcriticize or reprimand harshly
denounceSpeak out against
deploreExpress strong disapproval of
disparage, belittle, pick atExpress a negative opinion of
harsh onCriticize harshly
nitpickBe overly critical
reprehendExpress strong disapproval of
reprimand, censure, criminaterebuke formally
savage, blast, pillory, crucifycriticize harshly or violently
Broadercomment, notice, remark, point outmake or write a comment on
OppositepraiseExpress approval of
Spanishcriticar, culpar, juzgar
Catalancriticar
Nounscritica person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
criticanyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
criticsomeone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
English > criticize: 2 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningact as a critic / critic.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
Synonymcriticise
BroaderactDischarge one's duties
Spanishcriticar, juzgar
Catalancriticar
Nounscritica person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
criticanyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
criticsomeone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

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