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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)

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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.
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