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criticise


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Criticise  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Criticise  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  criticise 
  v  :  express  criticism  of  point  out  real  or  perceived  flaws; 
  "The  paper  criticized  the  new  movie"  [syn:  {criticize},  {pick 
  apart}]  [ant:  {praise}] 




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