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criticise (third-person singular simple present criticises, present participle criticising, simple past and past participle criticised) (transitive or intransitive) (transitive, intransitive, Britain)
- To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
- To find fault (with something)
- They criticised him for endangering people's lives.
2011 September 24, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton”, in 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.
to find fault