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censure

See also: censuré

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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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Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

censure f (plural censures)

  1. censorship

VerbEdit

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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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

censure f

  1. plural form of censura

LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

cēnsūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of cēnsūrus

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

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

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

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.