censure

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1350–1400 Middle English, from Old French, from Latin censūra (censor's office or assessment), from censere (to tax, assess, value, judge, consider, etc.).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

censure (plural censures)

  1. The act of blaming, criticizing, or condemning as wrong; reprehension.
    • Macaulay
      Both the censure and the praise were merited.
  2. An official reprimand.
  3. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
    • Bishop Burnet
      excommunication or other censure of the church
  4. (obsolete) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
    • William Shakespeare Hamlet, Act I, scene III:
      Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

censure (third-person singular simple present censures, present participle censuring, simple past and past participle censured)

  1. to criticize harshly
    • Shakespeare
      I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty.
  2. to formally rebuke
  3. (obsolete) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      Should I say more, you might well censure me a flatterer.

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Translations[edit]

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Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • censure” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • censure” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "censure" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

censure f (plural censures)

  1. censorship

Verb[edit]

censure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of censurer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of censurer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of censurer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of censurer
  5. second-person singular imperative of censurer

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

censure f

  1. plural form of censura

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

cēnsūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of cēnsūrus

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

censure

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of censurar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of censurar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of censurar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of censurar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

censure

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of censurar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of censurar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of censurar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of censurar.