Pronunciation: (krit'u-sīz"), [key]
—v., -cized, -ciz•ing.
1. to censure or find fault with.
2. to judge or discuss the merits and faults of: to criticize three novels in one review.
1. to find fault; judge unfavorably or harshly.
2. to make judgments as to merits and faults. Also, esp. Brit.,crit'i•cise".
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