criticize criticize  /ˈkrɪ tɪ ˌsaɪz/


  1. (v) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
  2. (v) act as a critic



  1. A teacher in France is the latest to face death threats for daring to criticize the religion and its prophet's emphasis on violence.
  2. Implicit in this issue is an effort to get us to criticize the Bush Administration or the Cheney family.
  3. Several other Dutch politicians who have dared to criticize the intolerance of many Muslims live with police protection.


  1. ‘The Dispensable Nation’ and ‘Foreign Policy Begins at Home’

    Two foreign policy figures criticize, from differing directions, President Obama’s program.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Matt Flynn Isn’t the First Unused Quarterback Traded to Start

    COMMENTARY | Criticize a leader's inexperience all you want, but the end-results are what will matter, and this holds true for NFL signal callers. Teams are increasingly willing to push unseasoned quarterbacks into the frying pan, although the science of unearthing a star is still a crapshoot, if the current league landscape is any inclination.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Rights groups criticize Iran for pre-election harassment

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Human rights groups have criticized Iran for curbing dissidents and journalists before Friday's presidential poll, the first since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election ignited popular fury in 2009. From the disqualification of high-profile candidates to controls on campaigning and televised debates, the authorities have done all they can to prevent any repeat of the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "We continue to object to, and criticize, actions by Russia which we believe are wrong. At the top of the list is the invasion and occupation of Georgia," she said.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  2. "They are in fact not able to do anything remotely like they were in the past," Biden said of al Qaeda. "They are on the run. I don't know where Dick Cheney has been. Look, it's one thing, again, to criticize. It's another thing to sort of...
    on Feb 14, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "Sometimes it takes our Congress awhile to get its budget passed. Nevertheless some members of Congress decided the best way to encourage progress in Baghdad was to criticize and threaten Iraq's leaders while they're trying to work out their...
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

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cynic cynic
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