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English verb: criticize

1. criticize (communication) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws


SamplesThe paper criticized the new movie.
Don't knock the food--it's free.


Synonymscriticise, knock, pick apart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)comment, notice, point out, remark


Narrower (hyponym)admonish, assail, assault, attack, bawl out, belabor, belabour, belittle, berate, blame, blast, call down, call on the carpet, censure, chew out, chew up, chide, come down, criminate, crucify, denounce, deplore, disparage, dress down, find fault, harsh on, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lash out, lecture, nitpick, pick, pick at, pillory, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reprimand, reproof, reprove, round, savage, scold, snipe, take to task, trounce


Entailevaluate, judge, pass judgment


Antonymspraise

2. criticize (competition) act as a critic


SamplesThose who criticize others often are not perfect, either.


Synonymscriticise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act









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