Definition of criticize
- He asked me to criticize his drawings.
- His boss criticized him for his sloppy work.
His boss criticized him for his sloppy work habits.
The judge was widely criticized for his verdict.
The editor criticized the author's work as trite.
It seems as though all he ever does is criticize.
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come down hard (on), find fault (with), take to task;
: to express disapproval of (someone or something) : to talk about the problems or faults of (someone or something)
: to look at and make judgments about (something, such as a piece of writing or a work of art)
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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