1. criticize

verb. ['ˈkrɪtɪˌsaɪz'] find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws.


  • nitpick
  • rag
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • harsh on
  • lecture
  • rebuke
  • scold
  • disparage
  • savage
  • jaw
  • round
  • dress down
  • reproof
  • attack
  • pillory
  • crucify
  • belabor
  • lambast
  • comment
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • judge
  • belabour
  • remark
  • come down
  • reprehend
  • knock
  • censure
  • blame
  • denounce
  • pass judgment
  • criticise
  • admonish
  • call down
  • pick
  • have words
  • pick apart
  • lash out
  • deplore
  • reprove
  • notice
  • assail
  • find fault
  • belittle
  • blast
  • call on the carpet
  • criminate
  • evaluate
  • pick at
  • assault
  • berate
  • point out
  • snipe
  • reprimand


  • flatter
  • please
  • lose
  • cheer

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Rhymes with Criticize

  • politicize

Sentences with criticize

1. Verb, base form
If you only criticize them without pointing out their mistakes, they won't understand what went wrong.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
When trainers criticize negative dog training, they usually mean training that relies on punishment instead of reinforcement.

Quotes about criticize

1. Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward

2. I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
- Mark Twain

3. I want to meet a guy named Art. I'd take him to a museum, hang him on the wall, criticize him, and leave.
- Jarod Kintz, I Want

2. criticize

verb. ['ˈkrɪtɪˌsaɪz'] act as a critic.


  • criticise


  • civilized
  • tame