Criticize: to find fault; to point out flaws real or perceived  

I took some time off for Christmas and New Year.  No one criticized me.  Pretty impressive, guys.  You could be nicer than you think you are.  

Criticize comes from the Greek word χριτιχός (kritikos) meaning: judging, able to discern.  From this same Greek word, English derives critic, critical, critique, and, of course oneirocritic. 

An oneirocritic is an interpreter of dreams.  But, you knew that already.   

Today, remember the wise words of Jack Handy.  “Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.  That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.”