criticize

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critic +‎ -ize; first element from Ancient Greek κριτικός(kritikós, of or for judging, able to discern), from κρίσις(krísis, crisis)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkɹɪtɪsaɪz/
  • Hyphenation: crit‧i‧cize

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

  1. To find fault (with something).
  2. To evaluate (something), assessing its merits and faults.

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