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criticize

verb uk (UK usually criticise)   /ˈkrɪt.ɪ.saɪz/ us    /ˈkrɪt̬-/
B2 [I, T often passive] to express disapproval of someone or something: The government is being widely criticized in the press for failing to limit air pollution. We'll get nowhere if all you can do is criticize. [T] to give an opinion or judgment about a book, film, etc.: We're a group of artists who meet to discuss ideas and criticize each other's work.
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