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Meaning of “criticize” in the English Dictionary

"criticize" in British English

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(UK usually criticise) uk   /ˈkrɪt.ɪ.saɪz/  us   /ˈkrɪt̬-/
B2 [I, T often passive] to ​expressdisapproval of someone or something: The ​government is being ​widely criticized in the ​media forfailing to ​limitairpollution. 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 ​discussideas 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 ​expressdisagreement with or ​disapproval of something or someone: [I/T] It’s a lot ​easier to criticize (a ​plan) than to ​offerusefulsuggestions.
(Definition of criticize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “criticize”
in Arabic يَنْقُد, يَنْتَقِد…
in Korean 비판하다…
in Portuguese criticar…
in Catalan criticar…
in Japanese 批判する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 批评,批判, 指责, 评论,评判(书、影片等)…
in Turkish eleştirmek…
in Russian критиковать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 批評,批判, 指責, 評論,評判(書、影片等)…
in Italian criticare…
in Polish krytykować…
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