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criticize

crit·i·cize

criticize

 
pronunciation:
krI tih saIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: criticized, criticizes, criticizing
definition 1: to judge with regard to flaws and strengths.
synonyms:
assess, evaluate, judge
similar words:
analyze, appraise, estimate, examine, tax, treat
definition 2: to find faults or flaws in.
synonyms:
blame, censure, chide, fault
antonyms:
acclaim, commend, compliment, eulogize, extol, laud, praise
similar words:
bash, castigate, cavil, condemn, defame, denounce, pan, rap, rebuke, reproach, slam, tax, tongue-lash, vilify
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to judge something or someone in regard to flaws and strengths.
similar words:
judge
definition 2: to find faults or flaws.
synonyms:
carp, chide, nitpick
similar words:
complain, pick, reprove
derivation: criticizingly (adv.)