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To criticize someone publicly

condemn

verb

to say publicly that you think someone or something is bad or wrong

denounce

verb

to criticize someone or something severely in public

decry

verb

to say publicly that you do not approve of someone or something

pillory

verb

to criticize someone publicly

slate

verb

to criticize someone or something severely, especially in public

bash

verb

to publicly criticize someone

bring/call/hold someone to account

to make someone explain publicly why they made a mistake or committed a crime, especially so that they can be criticized or punished for it

cry foul

to say publicly that something is dishonest or illegal, especially when it affects you directly

jab

noun

a critical comment about someone

lambast

verb

to criticize someone severely, especially in a newspaper article or speech

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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