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- v. To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
- v. To find fault (with something)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon.
- transitive v. To express one's views as to the merit or demerit of; esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with.
- intransitive v. To act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment; to play the critic; -- formerly used with on or upon.
- intransitive v. To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault.
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
From Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikos) "of or for judging, able to discern", from κρίσις "crisis" (Wiktionary)