Crit·i·cise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Criticised p. pr. & vb. n. Criticising.]
1. To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to criticise a picture.
2. To express one's views as to the merit or demerit of; esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with; as, to criticise conduct.
Syn: -- criticize, pick apart.
Crit·i·cise, v. i.
1. To act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment; to play the critic; -- formerly used with on or upon.
Several of these ladies, indeed, criticised upon the form of the association. --Addison.
2. To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault.
Cavil you may, but never criticise. -- Pope.
v 1: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or
perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie";
"Don't knock the food--it's free" [syn: knock, criticize,
pick apart] [ant: praise]
2: act as a critic; "Those who criticize others often are not
perfect, either" [syn: criticize]