The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Criticise \Crit"i*cise\ (kr?t"?-s?z), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Criticised (-s?zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Criticising.]
[Written also, more analogically, but less commonly,
criticize.] [Cf. G. kritisiren. See Critic.]
1. To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or
artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to
criticise a picture.
2. To express one's views as to the merit or demerit of;
esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with; as, to
criticise conduct. --Blackwood's Mag.
Syn: criticize, pick apart.