According to the Cambridge Dictionary, "criticize" has two meanings
to express disapproval of someone or something
to give an opinion or judgment about a book, movie, etc
The government just published a new policy on housing prices. He's writing an article to criticize it.
Which meaning of "criticize" should I go with? I guess it is the former as it's a policy rather than literature or art.
Is my understanding correct?
The guy writing the article is trying to make a comment to the policy, such as the housing prices increasing due to the policy.
To convey the idea without causing ambiguity, which word could be substituted for "criticize"?