criticise

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From Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikos, of or for judging, able to discern), from κρίσις (krisis, crisis).

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criticise (third-person singular simple present criticises, present participle criticising, simple past and past participle criticised) (transitive or intransitive)

  1. To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
  2. To find fault (with something)
    They criticised him for endangering people's lives.
    • 2011 September 24, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton”, BBC Sport:
      The Gunners boss has been heavily criticised for his side's poor start to the Premier League season but this result helps lift the pressure.

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