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.

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.

 

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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.

Several of these ladies, indeed, criticised upon the form of the association. Addison.

2.

To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault.

Cavil you may, but never criticise. Pope.

 

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