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criticize

verb (UK usually criticise) uk   /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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in Korean 비판하다…
in Arabic يَنْقُد, يَنْتَقِد…
in Portuguese criticar…
in Catalan criticar…
in Japanese 批判する…
in Italian criticare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 批評,批判, 指責, 評論,評判(書、影片等)…
in Russian критиковать…
in Turkish eleştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 批评,批判, 指责, 评论,评判(书、影片等)…
in Polish krytykować…
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