Definition of criticize in English:


Line breaks: criti|cize
Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪtɪsʌɪz
(also criticise)


[with object]
  • 2Form and express a judgement of (a literary or artistic work): a literary text may be criticized on two grounds: the semantic and the expressive
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    • In his later school years his close friends were a group of boys who met on a regular basis to exchange and criticize each other's literary work.
    • In addition, both writers were admired and criticized by artistic women of the day.
    • But, criticizing Tolstoy, some theorists point out that an artist need not have the feeling in question in order to express it.



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  • Thus, among many other consequences, theories should aim at being very clear and criticisable so that they can, if need be, be proven wrong.
  • This surely happens, and is morally criticizable.
  • In this case a criticizable attitude is indicated by your act.


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  • If you ask me, I think we ought to go right back to good old Plan A where we criticize the criticizers.
  • Recognize your criticizers for what they often are: those who love you best.
  • She quickly became a chronic shouter and criticizer of her husband.

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