Criticize etymology


English word criticize comes from English -ize, English critic

Etymology of criticize

Detailed word origin of criticize

Dictionary entry Language Definition
-ize English (en) Used to form verbs from nouns or adjectives, the verbs having the sense of "to make what is denoted by the noun/adjective".
critic English (en) (obsolete, ambitransitive) To criticise. (an act of criticism). (the art of criticism). A person who appraises the works of others.. A specialist in judging works of art.. An opponent.. One who criticizes; a person who finds fault.
criticize English (en) To evaluate (something), assessing its merits and faults.. To find fault (with something).

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