from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To find fault with: criticized the decision as unrealistic. See Usage Note at critique.
- transitive v. To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate.
- intransitive v. To act as a critic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to find fault (with something)
- v. to evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. same as criticise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To examine or judge critically; utter or write criticisms upon; pass judgment upon with respect to merit or demerit; animadvert upon; discover and weigh the faults and merits of: as, to criticize a painting; to criticize a poem; to criticize conduct.
- Specifically To censure; judge with severity; point out defects or faults in.
- To act as a critic; judge of anything critically; utter or write critical opinions.
- To animadvert; express opinions as to particular points: followed by on.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. act as a critic
- v. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
Century 1911: from critic + -ize (Wiktionary)