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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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Humor columnist Judy Epstein, speaking from the audience, criticized O'Reilly for accusing newspapers of being ideological when he and Fox News are ideological themselves.
2003) criticized our merging of birth data to generate our Figure 2 (Cavieres et al.
Tenant advocates, which had called for a freeze on rents, also criticized the board's decision calling them "disgraceful.
Archiprix juries have often criticized the bulk of entries for failing to address current practice and emerging social and planning problems.
The move was also criticized by some conservative church leaders who said while they understood the motivation for the action, they were deeply concerned about its implications for church unity.
Just as Kant criticized knowledge to make room for faith, so Rorty criticizes epistemology to make room for moral seriousness.
Later that same day, we criticized him harshly for introducing legislation that would ban federal affirmative-action programs for women and minorities.
In an October 1993 report (IRS Can Do More to Collect Taxes Labeled "Currently Not Collectible") and in testimony before Congress in November, the GAO criticized the IRS's collections function.
Arab intellectuals have written extensively about such practices and many of these writers are in prison or living in exile because they became targets of some of the regimes they criticized.
If Wickline can be criticized, it is for its determination on summary judgment that, "as a matter of law," the utilization review process was not liable for the injuries sustained by the plaintiff.
released internal Energy Department memos that criticized a preliminary version of the report, saying it failed to convince evaluators the plant was safe to operate.
For instance, in the Twitter-sphere, I come across people who tell me that Hizmet needs to be criticized and I ask them to start.
Talking to journalists here at Parliament House, the minister criticized politicians who, he said, were criticizing the operation against the miscreants.