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English definition of “criticize”

criticize

verb (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.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation [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.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
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