criticize adversely

criticize adversely
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  • knock — [näk] vi. [ME knokken < OE cnocian, akin to ON knoka, MHG knochen, to press < echoic base > KNACK] 1. to strike a blow or blows with the fist or some hard object; esp., to rap on a door 2. to bump; collide; clash 3. to make a thumping,… …   English World dictionary

  • reprove — reprove, rebuke, reprimand, admonish, reproach, chide can all mean to criticize adversely, especially in order to warn of or to correct a fault. To reprove is to blame or censure, often kindly or without harshness and usually in the hope of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reprove — verb (reproved; reproving) Etymology: Middle English repreven, reproven, from Anglo French reprover, from Late Latin reprobare to disapprove, condemn, from Latin re + probare to test, approve more at prove Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arraign — arraigner, n. /euh rayn /, v.t. 1. to call or bring before a court to answer to an indictment. 2. to accuse or charge in general; criticize adversely; censure. [1275 1325; ME arainen < AF arainer, OF araisnier, equiv. to a A 5 + raisnier < VL… …   Universalium

  • call — /kawl/, v.t. 1. to cry out in a loud voice; shout: He called her name to see if she was home. 2. to command or request to come; summon: to call a dog; to call a cab; to call a witness. 3. to ask or invite to come: Will you call the family to… …   Universalium

  • oppugn — I verb aggress, assault, attack, be contrary, buck, call in question, challenge, clash, combat, conflict, confront, contend, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, countervail, counterwork, criticize adversely, cross, deal a blow, defy,… …   Law dictionary

  • arraign — ar•raign [[t]əˈreɪn[/t]] v. t. 1) law to bring before a court to answer an indictment 2) to accuse or charge in general; criticize adversely; censure • Etymology: 1275–1325; < OF araisnier=a a V+raisnier < VL *ratiōnāre to talk, reason < …   From formal English to slang

  • animadvert — [an΄i məd vʉrt′, an΄əmad΄vʉrt′] vi. [L animadvertere, to observe, censure < animum (acc. of animus, mind) + advertere, to turn: see ANIMUS & ADVERT1] to comment (on or upon), esp. with disapproval; criticize adversely …   English World dictionary

  • damn — [dam] vt. damned, damning [ME damnen < OFr damner < L damnare, to condemn, fine < damnum, loss, injury, akin to Gr dapanē, cost < IE * depno , sacrificial feast < base * dā(i) , to part, divide > TIME, TATTER] 1. a) Obs. to… …   English World dictionary

  • oppugn — [ə pyo͞on′] vt. [ME oppugnen < L oppugnare < ob (see OB ) + pugnare < pugna, a fight: see PUGNACIOUS] to oppose with argument; criticize adversely; call in question oppugner n …   English World dictionary

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