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To stop criticizing - synonyms or related words

back off

to stop criticizing someone or telling them what to do

let up

to put less effort into something, especially criticizing someone or making them work harder

leave/let someone alone

to stop annoying or criticizing someone

let someone be

to stop annoying someone

give someone a break

informal

to stop criticizing someone

get off someone’s case

to stop criticizing someone

call off the/your dogs

informal

to stop criticizing or attacking another person

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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