What is a critique?
A critique can either be a critical analysis of a work (like a
book, story, painting, sculpture) -- or it can be a critical
evaluation of a work-in-progress where you tell the artist what you
find good and bad about their work. To critique can also be a verb
meaning the act of doing these things.
Critique is having assessment of something. This word is a noun.
This can be a noun or a verb. To critique is to provide constructive criticism for a work such as writing or art. The art critic will critique my painting for the newspaper. A critique is the criticism itself. I wrote a critique of the book I just read. I read the critique with anxiety, hoping that the critic had liked my work.