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“Criticize” or “Criticise”


Criticize and criticise are both English terms.


Criticize is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while criticise is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
criticize 94 24 65 93 86 34 0 36 33 100 77 0
criticise 6 76 35 7 14 66 0 64 67 0 23 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "criticize" over "criticise" (94 to 6).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 76 to 24 preference for "criticise" over "criticize".
  • In India, there is a preference for "criticize" over "criticise" (65 to 35).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "criticize" over "criticise" (93 to 7).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "criticize" over "criticise" (86 to 14).
  • In Australia, there is a 66 to 34 preference for "criticise" over "criticize".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criticize" and "criticise".
  • In Ireland, there is a 64 to 36 preference for "criticise" over "criticize".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 67 to 33 preference for "criticise" over "criticize".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "criticize" over "criticise" (100 to 0).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "criticize" over "criticise" (77 to 23).
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criticize" and "criticise".

Below, we provide some examples of when to use criticize or criticise with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “criticize”

  • the "Cellared in Canada" designation criticize the practice as misleading consumers,
  • as colleagues, Sorokin would heavily criticize Parsons works due to having
  • review, Jong goes on to criticize the game's "weak puzzles ...
  • However, the Arc continued to criticize the film as containing hate
  • favorably portray the MLPA and criticize UNITA in a manner similar
  • |title=UNC board members criticize leaders' handling of Silent Sam
  • a journalist, Timerman continued to criticize the government of Israel for
  • (, ) uses gu to criticize Confucius, who "dresses elaborately and
  • Both he and Harris criticize the camera controlling; Kitts says
  • That's not meant to criticize Taylor's earlier efforts.

Examples of “criticise”

  • there may be grounds to criticise the Spur group (Ervin Eisch,
  • However, unlike other Socialists, they criticise Marx often and they consider
  • in the same time to criticise it for not being a
  • is all but impossible to criticise this novel; that would be
  • the UK cabinet sought to criticise Jones.
  • Dèr Mouw, among others, to criticise him sharply.
  • of Article 227 in Tunisia criticise the “second assault on a
  • and easier to understand and criticise.
  • such as the Frankfurt School criticise mass-manufactured fun as too calculated
  • Anarcho-syndicalists and other socialists who criticise wage slavery, e.g.

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