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criticize (one) for (something)

To voice disapproval of one for a particular action. We have to be on time today because they always criticize us for being late. I was criticized for that mistake even though it wasn't my fault.
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criticize someone for something

to reprimand or censure someone for something. I hope you don't criticize me too severely for my part in this matter. Maria criticized Ken for not being there on time.
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Since every statement or position is criticizable and tentative, we are in principle qualified to criticize those who made different choice than Popper's.
If consequences are criticizable then the premises are also criticizable insofar as the logical deduction is valid.
The French philosopher Pascal Engel, in the article |Continental Insularity: Contemporary French Analytical Philosophy' 1987), describes the differences between analytical philosophy, conceived as a tradition and an attitude, and contemporary French philosophy as follows: Analytical philosophers believe that philosophy like science is a common enterprise, and that therefore philosophical theses are discussable and criticizable.
A Humean will agree that an agent is criticizable for acting on a desire that p when it is also the case that she ought not to bring about p.
It is an effort to say, "This tradition has to be accessible and it has to be criticizable by everybody--especially by secular Jews who need to engage with it.
According to the first, robust beliefs are criticizable to the extent that their content fails to match the state of the world.
His conflicting policies may expose him to charges of criticizable inconsistency; but it still may be true that he endorses his distrustful inclination.
To effect that change she needs to change relevant policies or quasi-policies--though that might involve criticizable instability.
Of course, there may be good reasons in particular cases for not criticizing someone who acts wrongly even though the action itself remains criticizable.
Quite generally, intellectual rigour requires, at the very least, that we make explicit and so criticizable assumptions that are substantial, influential, problematic and implicit.
But one could suggest that passions can be criticizable in a further sense, even if they can never, strictly speaking, be unreasonable.
The point is that the emotions themselves are not purely "subjective" but intersubjectively communicable, criticizable, defensible, and so on--in part thanks to the ethos- and pathos-dimensions of language--even if not fully articulable in the propositional form of a logical demonstration.
Of Engels, Bataile writes, "if a part of Anti-Duhring is criticizable, it is that part in which figure the examples of 'the negation of the negation.