1640s, "to pass judgment (usually unfavorable) on something," from critic + -ize. Meaning "to discuss critically" is from 1660s; that of "to censure, point out defects or faults in" is from 1704. Related: Criticized; criticizing. The earlier verb for "to criticize" was simply critic (c. 1600), from French critiquer.
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