Criticise

Definition of Criticise

Crit´i`cise   Pronunciation: kr?t´?-s?z
v. t.1.To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to criticise a picture.
[imp. & p. p. Criticised (-s?zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Criticising.]
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.
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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