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cri·tique

 (krĭ-tēk′)
n.
A critical evaluation or analysis, especially one dealing with works of art or literature.
tr.v. cri·tiqued, cri·tiqu·ing, cri·tiques Usage Problem
To evaluate or analyze critically.

[French, from Greek kritikē (tekhnē), (art) of criticism, feminine of kritikos, critical; see critic.]
Usage Note: Critique has been used as a verb meaning "to review or discuss critically" since the 18th century, but lately this usage has gained much wider currency, in part because the verb criticize, once neutral between praise and censure, is now mainly used in a negative sense. But this use of critique is still regarded by many as pretentious jargon, although resistance appears to be weakening. In our 1997 survey, 41 percent of the Usage Panel rejected the sentence As mock inquisitors grill him, top aides take notes and critique the answers with the President afterward. Ten years earlier, 69 percent disapproved of this same sentence. Resistance is still high when a person is critiqued: 60 percent of the Usage Panel rejects its use in the sentence Students are taught how to do a business plan and then are critiqued on it. Thus, it may be preferable to avoid this word as a verb. There is no exact synonym, but in most contexts one can usually substitute go over, review, or analyze. Note, however, that critique is widely accepted as a noun in a neutral context; 86 percent of the Panel approved of its use in the sentence The committee gave the report a thorough critique and found it both informed and intelligent.

critique

(krɪˈtiːk)
n
1. (Art Terms) a critical essay or commentary, esp on artistic work
2. the act or art of criticizing
[C17: from French, from Greek kritikē, from kritikos able to discern]

cri•tique

(krɪˈtik)

n., v. -tiqued, -ti•quing. n.
1. an article or essay evaluating a literary or other work; review.
2. a criticism or critical comment on some subject, problem, etc.
v.t.
3. to review or analyze critically.
[1695–1705; < French < Greek kritikḗ the art of criticism]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.critique - an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
literary criticism, criticism - a written evaluation of a work of literature
book review - a critical review of a book (usually a recently published book)
notice - a short critical review; "the play received good notices"
rave - an extravagantly enthusiastic review; "he gave it a rave"
2.critique - a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated"
critical analysis, critical appraisal - an appraisal based on careful analytical evaluation
examen - a critical study (as of a writer's work)
knock, roast - negative criticism
self-criticism - criticism of yourself
Verb1.critique - appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
peer review, referee - evaluate professionally a colleague's work

critique

noun essay, review, analysis, assessment, examination, commentary, appraisal, treatise The book is a feminist critique of Victorian lady novelists.

critique

noun
Evaluative and critical discourse:
Translations

critique

[krɪˈtiːk]
A. Ncrítica f
B. VTevaluar
to critique sb's work/performanceevaluar el trabajo/la actuación de algn

critique

[krɪˈtiːk] n (= evaluation) → critique f
a critique of socialism → une critique du socialisme

critique

nKritik f

critique

[krɪˈtiːk] ncritica, saggio critico
References in classic literature ?
Guenaud was a very learned and circumspect man, who stood in no need of the critiques of Boileau to obtain a reputation.
Jennings, they all joined in a very spirited critique upon the party.
It has been said that a good critique on a poem may be written by one who is no poet himself.
I remarked before that in proportion to the poetical talent would be the justice of a critique upon poetry.
But I should suggest a suspension of your critique of the banker, for here he comes.
It so chanced that he knew just one quotation from the classics, to wit, Tennyson's critique of the Island-Valley of Avilion.
This critique, the justness of which was unfortunately lost on poor Catherine, brought them to the door of Mrs.
It was as singular as it was gratifying that I was also so fortunate as to find among the rubbish of the arena, a stained and mutilated copy of the Roman Daily Battle-Ax, containing a critique upon this very performance.
La romanciere et critique Aicha Kassoul indiquera, dans un langage simple, que [beaucoup moins que] si on parle de la critique en Algerie, on constate qu'il n'y a pas de critiques litteraires.
Des critiques attendent toujours le feu vert pour s'annoncer sur un sujet ou la tendance generale pour pouvoir la suivre.
Where social movements had looked to the particularities excluded by any statement of universalism (whether as 'femininity,' 'blackness,' 'queerness,' or the numerous yet inadvertently composite 'non-Western'), theory has fastened onto the particularity underlying such critiques of universalism and identified in them a homologous appeal to externality in the guise of 'essence.
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