critique vs criticize :

critique or criticize

A critique is a detailed evaluation of something. The formal way torequest one is “give me your critique,” though people often sayinformally “critique this"—meaning “evaluate it thoroughly.” But"critique” as a verb is not synonymous with “criticize” and should notbe routinely substituted for it. “Josh critiqued my backhand” means Joshevaluated your tennis technique but not necessarily that he found itlacking. “Josh criticized my backhand” means that he had a low opinionof it.You can write criticism on a subject, but you don’t criticize onsomething, you just criticize it.

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  • n  an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
  • n  a serious examination and judgment of something
  • v  appraise critically
    Please critique this performance

  • v  find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    The paper criticized the new movie
  • v  act as a critic
    Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either
News & Articles

  • WATCH: John Oliver Eviscerates 'Crazy' Antigay Opponents Around the World
    John Oliver had biting critique for opponents to LGBT equality in Russia, France, and stateside on Thursday's episode of The Daily Show. read more
    June 14, 2013 - The Advocate
  • Hess garners fourth-place medal in Drake high hurdles
    DES MOINES -- While quick to critique his performance and not yet satisfied with his times, Harlan Community senior Austin Hess also knows the significance of a fourth-place medal at the Drake Relays.
    June 14, 2013 - The Harlan Tribune
  • Three Ways Andrew Luck Can Improve in 2013
    COMMENTARY | It's difficult to critique the performance of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft came to Indy, took over a woeful team and led them to an 11-5 regular season record and a playoff berth, setting several NFL rookie records along the way. He delivered more than any Colts fan could have ever dreamed.
    June 12, 2013 - Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports