Meaning of “criticize” in the English Dictionary


"criticize" in English

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UK usually criticise uk /ˈkrɪt.ɪ.saɪz/ us /ˈkrɪt̬.ɪ.saɪz/

B2 [ I, T often passive ] to express disapproval of someone or something:

The government is being widely criticized in the media 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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(Definition of “criticize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"criticize" in American English

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criticizeverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈkrɪt̬·əˌsɑɪz/

to express disagreement with or disapproval of something or someone:

[ I/T ] It’s a lot easier to criticize (a plan) than to offer useful suggestions.

(Definition of “criticize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)