Meaning of “censure” in the English Dictionary

"censure" in British English

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censurenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsen.ʃər/ us /ˈsen.ʃɚ/ formal

strong criticism or disapproval:

His dishonest behaviour came under severe censure.
censure
verb [ T ] uk us

Ministers were censured for their lack of decisiveness during the crisis.

(Definition of “censure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"censure" in American English

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censurenoun [ U ]

us /ˈsen·ʃər, -tʃər/

strong criticism or disapproval, esp. when it is the official judgment of an organization

censure
verb [ T ] us /ˈsen·ʃər, -tʃər/

The Senate rarely censures its members.

(Definition of “censure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"censure" in Business English

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censurenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsensjər/ us /ˈsenʃər/ formal

strong criticism or disapproval:

The former brokers, charged with selling unsuitable investments, face censure and fines of $10,000 each.

censureverb [ T ]

uk /ˈsensjər/ us /ˈsenʃər/ formal

to criticize someone officially:

censure sb for sth Ministers were censured for their lack of decisiveness during the crisis.
EU lawmakers refused to censure the European Commission over its handling of a fraud scandal last year.

(Definition of “censure” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)