Criticise
Criticise Crit"i*cise (kr?t"?-s?z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Criticised} (-s?zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Criticising}.] [Written also, more analogically, but less commonly, criticize.] [Cf. G. kritisiren. See {Critic}.] 1. To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to criticise a picture. [1913 Webster]

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. --Blackwood's Mag.

Syn: criticize, pick apart. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(as works of art or of literature), (with reference to merits and defects),


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  • Criticise — 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. [1913 Webster] Several of these ladies, indeed, criticised upon the form of the association. Addison. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • criticise — [krit′ə sīz΄] vi., vt. criticised, criticising alt. Brit. sp. of CRITICIZE * * * …   Universalium

  • criticise — British English spelling of CRITICIZE (Cf. criticize); for suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • criticise — [krit′ə sīz΄] vi., vt. criticised, criticising alt. Brit. sp. of CRITICIZE …   English World dictionary

  • criticise — v. 1) to criticise fairly; harshly, severely, sharply 2) (D; tr.) to criticise for (to criticise smb. for sloppy work) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • criticise — British variant of criticize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • criticise — verb a) To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults They criticised him for endangering peoples lives. b) To find fault (with something) See Also: critic, critical …   Wiktionary

  • criticise — 01. She was [criticized] for not finishing the project on time. 02. Television reporters always [criticize] the government. 03. The student thought that the teacher s [criticism] was too harsh. 04. David Ben Gurion once said that the test of… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • criticise — crit|i|cise [ krıtı,saız ] a British spelling of criticize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • criticise — [[t]krɪ̱tɪsaɪz[/t]] see criticize …   English dictionary

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