Definitions for: Critique


[n] a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated"
[n] an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
[v] appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cri*tique" (kr?-t?k"), n. [F. critique, f., fr. Gr.
???? (sc. ????) the critical art, from ?????. See Critic.]
1. The art of criticism. [Written also critic.] [R.]

2. A critical examination or estimate of a work of literature
or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and
through analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant's
``Critique of Pure Reason.''

I should as soon expect to see a critique on the
poesy of a ring as on the inscription of a medal.
--Addison.

3. A critic; one who criticises. [Obs.]

A question among critiques in the ages to come.
--Bp. Lincoln.


Cri*tique", v. t. [Cf. Critic, v.]
To criticise or pass judgment upon. [Obs.] --Pope.

Synonyms: critical review, criticism, review, review, review article

See Also: book review, critical analysis, critical appraisal, criticism, examen, judge, knock, literary criticism, notice, peer review, rave, referee, roast, self-criticism

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