1. To find fault with: criticized the decision as unrealistic..
  2. To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate.


  1. A critical review or commentary, especially one dealing with works of art or literature.
  2. A critical discussion of a specified topic.
  3. The art of criticism.


The Difference between Critique and Criticism resource

Taken from Writing Alone, Writing Together; A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups by Judy Reeves