Definition of criticize
Century 1911: critic + -ize
From Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikos, “of or for judging, able to discern”) κρίσις (krisis, “crisis”)
criticize (third-person singular simple present criticizes, present participle criticizing, simple past and past participle criticized) (transitive or intransitive)
- (archaic) to find fault (with something)
- (archaic) to evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
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