censure

See also: censuré

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.ʃə/
    • (UK, now rare) IPA(key): /ˈsɛns.jʊə/, /ˈsɛn.ʃ(j)ʊə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.ʃɚ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

censure (countable and uncountable, plural censures)

  1. The act of blaming, criticizing, or condemning as wrong; reprehension.
  2. An official reprimand.
  3. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
  4. (obsolete) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.

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VerbEdit

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

  1. To criticize harshly.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene v]:
      I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty.
    • 1946 January and February, T. S. Lascelles, “A Series of False Signals”, in Railway Magazine, page 43:
      The Woodwalton signalman, Rose, who was severely censured in Captain Tyler's report, behaved with great negligence.
  2. To formally rebuke.
  3. (obsolete) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin cēnsūra.

NounEdit

censure f (plural censures)

  1. censorship
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

censure

  1. inflection of censurer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃenˈsu.re/
  • Rhymes: -ure
  • Hyphenation: cen‧sù‧re

NounEdit

censure f

  1. plural of censura

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

cēnsūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of cēnsūrus

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Hyphenation: cen‧su‧re

VerbEdit

censure

  1. inflection of censurar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /θenˈsuɾe/ [θẽnˈsu.ɾe]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /senˈsuɾe/ [sẽnˈsu.ɾe]
  • Rhymes: -uɾe
  • Hyphenation: cen‧su‧re

VerbEdit

censure

  1. inflection of censurar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative