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To criticize someone publicly - synonyms or related words

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

formal

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

pillory

verb

formal

to criticize someone publicly

slate

verb

British

informal

to criticize someone or something severely, especially in public

bash

verb

informal

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

mainly journalism

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

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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