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censure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcensurecen‧sure1 /ˈsenʃə $ -ər/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 formalCRITICIZE the act of expressing strong disapproval and criticism 🔊 a vote of censure
Examples from the Corpus
censureAppeal to ecclesiastical censure as a way of explaining the misfortunes of scientific theories is a card that can be overplayed.A reprimand would allow Gingrich to keep his leadership job, while a formal censure would strip Gingrich of his speakership.By fully exploiting their market position currently, monopolistic firms might elicit adverse public opinion and governmental censure.The prospect of censure intensified what, for Galileo, was fast becoming a dilemma.The governor could be pressured to resign by a vote of censure.When Parliament returned, the Opposition would take the matter up and proceed to a vote of censure.Options range from no action to a fine, reprimand, censure or expulsion from the House.Feargal's censure, Phena's bitterness - a hell of a burden to carry all your adult life.Third, corrective action rather than censure must follow.
censurecensure2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalCRITICIZE to officially criticize someone for something they have done wrong 🔊 He was officially censured for his handling of the situation.→ See Verb table
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censureNo sitting speaker in the 208-year history of this Congress has been reprimanded or censured.The firms also were censured and fined $ 250,000 each.Tammy Bruce was censured by the feminist elite for saying she did not want to deal with a bunch of black women.In particular, they have been censured for failing sufficiently to take into account the needs of local people.Several senators called for Hayes to be censured for his conduct.Who was she to censure him?Ali censures the heretic with a playful stare.
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Verb table
censure
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycensure
he, she, itcensures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycensured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave censured
he, she, ithas censured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad censured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill censure
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have censured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam censuring
he, she, itis censuring
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you, we, theyare censuring
Past
I, he, she, itwas censuring
you, we, theywere censuring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been censuring
he, she, ithas been censuring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been censuring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be censuring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been censuring
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