American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To find fault with: criticized the decision as unrealistic. See Usage Note at critique.
- v. To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate.
- v. To act as a critic.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. same as criticise.
- v. act as a critic
- v. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
- Century 1911: from critic + -ize (Wiktionary)
“Republicans, by taking the House, are going to be forced into "having a dog in the fight" instead of being able to merely criticize from the sidelines as the "Party of 'No,'" because they're going to be the ones to produce legislation and budgets, instead of having the luxury of just opposing everything the other party comes up with.”
“What I criticize is the "do as I say, not as I do" hypocrisy that characterizes liberal approaches to education.”
“A party that has zero solutions and can only criticize is destined for failure.”
“They have become so paralyzed as a Party all they can do is criticize from the sidelines.”
“It's the only thing anyone can grab onto and criticize from a very qualified individual. look at the rest of her judicial record. you may not agree with some of her decisions, but that doenst make her unqualified to be a supreme court justice.”
“Boy, the ridiculous right is like a spoiled four year old: never happy, refusing to agree with anything because its far more easy to be a coward and criticize from the sidelines.”
“It is always easy to criticize from the sidelines when your only job is to take jabs at the ones that keep digging in and working.”
“For you idiots to now criticize is ridiculously wrong.”
“It's easy to criticize from the comfort of security. david”
“Hell Mitt (probably their best presidential candidate for 2012) has flip-flopped on health-care and Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin criticize socialized health-care in the US (with the exception of Hawaii) but have no problem talking about using what they have in Canada and Costa Rica.”
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