Criticize vs Scarify - What's the difference?

criticize | scarify |


As verbs the difference between criticize and scarify

is that criticize is to find fault (with something) while scarify is (obsolete|or|nonstandard) to scar.

criticize

English

Alternative forms

* criticise (UK )

Verb

(criticiz) (transitive'' or ''intransitive )
  • to find fault (with something)
  • to evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
  • Hyponyms

    * find fault * shoot down * trash out * fustigate * drub * excoriate * run down

    See also

    * scold * complain

    scarify

    English

    Verb

  • (obsolete, or, nonstandard) To scar.
  • (obsolete, or, nonstandard) Denude, or lay waste to.
  • (horticulture) To remove thatch (build-up of organic matter on the soil) from a lawn, to dethatch.
  • (horticulture) To damage the testa (seed coat) of a seed by cutting, scraping, chemicals, hot water, or fire to allow permeation of water and faster germination.