criticize

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Century 1911: from critic +‎ -ize

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

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criticize (third-person singular simple present criticizes, present participle criticizing, simple past and past participle criticized) (transitive or intransitive)

  1. to find fault (with something)
  2. to evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults

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