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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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ODAN criticizes Opus Dei for what they perceive as questionable practices, including excessive secrecy.
I am used to reading this kind of thing; I understand that it became a career plan for some people to attack dissidents and those who criticize this government.
Three quarters of Jordan people do not dare to criticize their government in public according to an opinion poll carried out by the Center for Strategic Studies at Jordan University, AL HAYAT reported last Tuesday.
However much you might want to criticize the Titanic for being nautically irresponsible, they certainly did a heck of a job building their brand name," is how a shipping executive might have put it.
To criticize the inefficiencies of non-market allocation without addressing the core issue of fair access begs the question.
Just as Kant criticized knowledge to make room for faith, so Rorty criticizes epistemology to make room for moral seriousness.
Although Wilson could have easily been decided on the basis of the insurance policy language at issue, the court went out of its way to discuss other issues as well and to criticize the Wickline decision.
Prior to that decision, water leaking into the facility led a New Mexico state scientific advisory committee to criticize the department's plans for the testing period (SN: 1/23/88, p.
Salman Akram said that he did not criticize election commission in his tweets.
I criticize this government for eroding basic principles of democracy and the rule of law but that shouldn't be a crime.
Several Saudi women have drafted a defamation report denouncing tweets that criticize their existence in numerous professions.
He said in a press statement : "All the political blocs should support Maliki's efforts to arm the Iraqi army in order to combat terrorism and eliminate it instead of condemn the government after any security breach and criticize the PM after each visit conducted to strengthen Iraq's foreign relations .
We don't criticize just to criticize, but we say there are better ways to achieve issues", the MP added, pointing out that Arab funds can provide better results in transparency and execution concerning electricity sector.
Last year I put enough efforts make Myrzakmatov resign from his post, so he will, of course, criticize me.