criticize

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkrɪtɪsaɪz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkrɪtəˌsaɪz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kritə sīz′)


Inflections of 'criticize' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
criticizes
v 3rd person singular (US & UK)
criticizing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US & UK)
criticized
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
criticized
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

criticize

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. criticize others' [choices, decisions]
  2. criticize the new [plan, proposal]
  3. the [plan] has been criticized by [Democrats, human rights activists] (as)
  4. the [plan] has been criticized as [unfair, too costly]
  5. the [plan] has been criticized for being [unfair]
  6. criticize them for
  7. criticize and [question, complain, oppose]
  8. was criticized for not [giving, allowing, considering]
  9. criticize other [cultures, religions, nations]
  10. her boss criticized her for
  11. has been [widely, publicly, harshly, heavily, strongly] criticized (for)
  12. criticized his [methods, logic, decision]
  13. criticized [him, it] in public
  14. was criticized about [how, why]
  15. were (busy) criticizing each other
  16. to avoid being criticized (for)
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