1 says what is bad/wrong with sth
bitter, fierce, harsh, hostile, severe, trenchant
She is one of her husband's severest critics.
| outspoken, vocal, vociferous | persistent | chief, great, leading, major
He is now a major critic of the nuclear industry.
VERB + CRITIC
She is looking for a chance to prove her critics wrong.
CRITIC + VERB
Critics accused the government of giving in to pressure from the tobacco companies.
| argue sth, believe sth, claim sth, charge sth, fear sth, point sth out, say sth, suggest sth
Critics point out that poverty still exists.
| be right/wrong
an outspoken critic of government policy
2 gives opinions about plays/books/films, etc.
good, great, incisive | distinguished, influential | art, drama, film, literary, music, restaurant, social, television, theatre
CRITIC + VERB
hail sth, praise sth
The film was hailed by critics as a triumphant piece of realism.
| attack sth, pan sth, slate sth
The play was panned by critics.
| describe sth
Critics described the paintings as worthless rubbish.
More information about JOB
be, work as ~
She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.
study to be, train as, train to be ~
She trained as a painter and sculptor.
start (work) as ~
He started work as a trainee chef.
become, qualify as ~
She qualified as a vet last year.
employ (sb as), have
The company employs more than 1500 engineers.
engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
They have recruited a new designer.
appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.
dismiss, fire, sack ~
The club have sacked their coach.
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