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Criticise Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    criticise v
  1. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free" [syn: knock, criticize, pick apart] [ant: praise]
  2. act as a critic; "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either" [syn: criticize]
Criticise Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Criticise Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Criticise'


Criticism is the judgement of the merits and faults of the work or actions of an individual or group by another (the critic). To criticize does not necessarily imply to find fault, but the word is often taken to mean the simple expression of an objection against prejudice, or a disapproval.

Another meaning of criticism is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature, social movements, film, arts, and similar objects and events. The goal of this type of criticism is to understand the work or event more thoroughly. Links to different types of criticism can be found at the bottom of this page.

In a logical criticism, a objection is raised about an idea, argument, action or situation on the ground that it does not make rational sense (there is something wrong with it because is illogical, it does not follow, or it violates basic conventions of meaning). Such an objection usually refers to assumptions, coherence, implications and intent. Thus, the illogicality may involve that:

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  • MPs criticise UK over Taliban raid
    British commanders have been accused by MPs of complacency over a Taliban attack on the main UK base in Afghanistan in which two US marines were killed and more than a dozen other personnel injured. Read more on this news related to 'Criticise'
  • MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack
    The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say. Read more on this news related to 'Criticise'
  • Campaigners criticise A9 camera work
    Campaigners criticise transport bosses for starting work on a £2.5m speed camera project before a Holyrood committee meets to discuss it. Read more on this news related to 'Criticise'

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