HyperDic: pick_apart

English > 1 sense of the expression pick apart:
VERBcommunicationpick apart, knock, criticize, criticisefind fault with
English > pick apart: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningfind fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws / flaws.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsknock, criticize, criticise
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

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