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Definition of censure verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

censure

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsenʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsenʃər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they censure
BrE BrE//ˈsenʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsenʃər//
 
he / she / it censures
BrE BrE//ˈsenʃəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsenʃərz//
 
past simple censured
BrE BrE//ˈsenʃəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsenʃərd//
 
past participle censured
BrE BrE//ˈsenʃəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsenʃərd//
 
-ing form censuring
BrE BrE//ˈsenʃərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsenʃərɪŋ//
 
 
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censure somebody (for something) (formal) to criticize somebody severely, and often publicly, because of something they have done synonym rebuke He was censured for leaking information to the press. The manager was severely censured for negligence. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘judicial sentence’): from Old French censurer (verb), censure (noun), from Latin censura ‘judgement, assessment’, from censere ‘assess’.
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