criticize (one) for (something)

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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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Bush has said President Barack Obama should not be criticized for the amount of golf he plays.
According to the Washington Times, the 67-year-old Republican told Jimmy Roberts, host of the Golf Channel's 'In Play', that Obama is being criticized for playing golf, but why, he asked.
We will get criticized but we'd rather be criticized doing our job than being criticized for not doing our job.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, already criticized for possible irregularities in its contracting practices, was forced to return about 60 tents to a vendor after Los Angeles city officials discovered that the tents do not meet fire-safety standards, officials said Tuesday.
He has sent troops to Iraq and has been criticized for not doing enough to help his country's native people.
Two companies were criticized for having published incomplete information to the stock market.
One foreign investment firm, however not a member of the Stockholm Stock Exchange, was criticized for not having disclosed a notice concerning acquisitions and transfers of shares in accordance with the rules of the Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committee.
35 trillion tax cut, passed by Congress in 2001, was criticized for favoring the wealthy over the middle class.
And Mbeki has been widely criticized for his handling of South Africa's AIDS epidemic.
He's been criticized for distributing condoms to inmates and buying a $2.
Mbeki has been criticized for not doing more to get medicine to AIDS victims.
The conservative Prime Minister has been criticized for not doing more to help refugees from Afghanistan and the Aborigines, Australia's original people.
Dixon and Allard-Roybal were criticized for jointly securing $18.
Lewis was criticized for a long list of local programs, including $4 million for a proton beam accelerator at Loma Linda University Medical Center, which is used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; $3 million to refurbish the historic San Bernardino train depot; $800,000 for the Redlands Trolley project; $500,000 for a Discovery Center attraction in Big Bear; $425,000 each for recreation programs in Highland and Yucaipa, and $250,000 for Fogelson Pool in Barstow.
Added Councilman Nate Holden, ``He (Hernandez) was criticized for providing shoddy work.