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Criticise vs. Rebuke

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Criticiseverb

To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults

Rebukenoun

A harsh criticism.

Criticiseverb

To find fault (with something)

‘They criticised him for endangering people's lives.’;

Rebukeverb

To criticise harshly; to reprove.

Criticiseverb

To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to criticise a picture.

Rebukeverb

To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish.

‘The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered,Nor to rebuke the rich offender feared.’;

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Criticiseverb

To express one's views as to the merit or demerit of; esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with; as, to criticise conduct.

Rebukenoun

A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.

‘For thy sake I have suffered rebuke.’; ‘Why bear you these rebukes and answer not?’;

Criticiseverb

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.’;

Rebukenoun

Check; rebuff.

Criticiseverb

To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault.

‘Cavil you may, but never criticise.’;

Rebukenoun

an act or expression of criticism and censure;

‘he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face’;

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Criticiseverb

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’;

Rebukeverb

censure severely or angrily;

‘The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car’; ‘The deputy ragged the Prime Minister’; ‘The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup’;

Criticiseverb

act as a critic;

‘Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either’;

Rebuke

In English law and the canon law of the Church of England, a rebuke is a censure on a member of the clergy. It is the least severe censure available against clergy of the Church of England, less severe than a monition.

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