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Criticize vs. Reproach

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Criticizeverb

To find fault (with something).

Reproachnoun

A mild rebuke, or an implied criticism.

Criticizeverb

To evaluate (something), assessing its merits and faults.

Reproachnoun

Disgrace or shame.

Criticizeverb

same as criticise; as, The paper criticized the new movie.

Reproachnoun

(countable) An object of scorn.

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Criticizeverb

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’;

Reproachverb

(transitive) To criticize or rebuke (someone).

Criticizeverb

act as a critic;

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

Reproachverb

(transitive) To disgrace, or bring shame upon.

Reproachverb

To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace.

‘I thought your marriage fit; else imputation,For that he knew you, might reproach your life.’;

Reproachverb

To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid.

‘If ye be reproached for the name of Christ.’; ‘That this newcomer, Shame,There sit not, and reproach us as unclean.’; ‘Mezentius . . . with his ardor warmedHis fainting friends, reproached their shameful flight.Repelled the victors.’;

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Reproachnoun

The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach.

‘No reproaches even, even when pointed and barbed with the sharpest wit, appeared to give him pain.’; ‘Give not thine heritage to reproach.’;

Reproachnoun

A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace.

Reproachnoun

An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision.

‘Come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.’;

Reproachnoun

a mild rebuke or criticism;

‘words of reproach’;

Reproachnoun

disgrace or shame;

‘he brought reproach upon his family’;

Reproachverb

express criticism towards;

‘The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior’;

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