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critique

a critical essay or analysis; an instance of formal criticism: The critique was devastating.
Not to be confused with:
critic – one who censures; a person who reviews literary, artistic, or musical works, etc.: The critic gave a rave review of the play.

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 1700s, but lately this usage has gained much wider currency, partly because the once-neutral verb criticize is now used mainly in a negative sense. The use of critique as a verb is widely though not universally accepted: In our 2016 survey, the sentence As mock inquisitors grill him, top aides take notes and critique the answers with the President afterward was deemed acceptable by 63 percent of the Usage Panel, while 62 percent approved of the sentence Students are taught how to do a business plan and then they are critiqued on it. But a substantial minority of readers are annoyed by the verb, partly because borrowings from French can sound pretentious, partly because verbs derived from nouns sometimes have trouble gaining acceptance. There is no exact synonym, but in some contexts one can substitute evaluate or review. · The use of critique as a noun is uncontroversial: in our 2016 survey, 93 percent of the Usage 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 ?
"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.
This critique, the justness of which was unfortunately lost on poor Catherine, brought them to the door of Mrs.
Jennings, they all joined in a very spirited critique upon the party.
"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.
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.
Guenaud was a very learned and circumspect man, who stood in no need of the critiques of Boileau to obtain a reputation.
I was already apprehensive about attending my first writing critique as a rookie opinion writer at the Omaha World-Herald.
In this article, we provide a theoretical framework for understanding how written peer critique can be used successfully to develop authority in students' writing in the disciplines.
The second major critique leveled by Ochs and Cartwright against Yoder concerns what they view as his failure to take seriously the "burden" of Jewish responsibility for the land of Israel.
The relation of text to theory that Keizer posits varies among the writers she discusses: adherence in the case of Johnson; anticipation in Walcott; alternative view in Marshall; implicit critique in Morrison; possibly direct critique in Herron.