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Definition 1: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws - [verb of communication]

Samples where criticise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The paper criticized the new movie
  • Don't knock the food--it's free

Synonyms for criticise in the sense of this definition

(criticise is a kind of ...) make or write a comment on

"he commented the paper of his colleague"

(... is a kind of criticise ) criticize harshly

"the teacher keeps harshing on the same kid"

(... is a kind of criticise ) attack in speech or writing

"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

(... is a kind of criticise ) be overly critical; criticize minor details

(... is a kind of criticise ) express a negative opinion of

"She disparaged her student's efforts"

(... is a kind of criticise ) harass with constant criticism

"Don't always pick on your little brother"

(... is a kind of criticise ) speak out against

"He denounced the Nazis"

(... is a kind of criticise ) criticize or reprimand harshly

"The critics came down hard on the new play"

(... is a kind of criticise ) attack verbally with harsh criticism

"She was belabored by her fellow students"

(... is a kind of criticise ) express strong disapproval of

"We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"

(... is a kind of criticise ) express strong disapproval of

(... is a kind of criticise ) censure severely or angrily

"The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car" "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

(... is a kind of criticise ) take to task

"He admonished the child for his bad behavior"

(... is a kind of criticise ) criticize harshly or violently

"The press savaged the new President" "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

(... is a kind of criticise ) rebuke formally

(criticise implies ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

Definition 2: act as a critic - [verb of competition]

Samples where criticise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either

Synonyms for criticise in the sense of this definition

(criticise is a kind of ...) discharge one's duties

"She acts as the chair" "In what capacity are you acting?"

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