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censure someone (for something)

to criticize someone formally for having done something. Please don't censure us for doing our duty. The legislature proposed to censure one of its members.
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But can the conduct be plausibly described as a censurable violation by D of legitimate claims he has against himself?
However, the research also found that only 61 percent of companies encourage openness about ethical/unethical conduct in their organizations and only 46 percent of companies encourage discussion of moral dilemmas and censurable conduct in their organizations.
This may seem schematic or, in the worst case, a censurable engagement in reductivo ad absurdum of the opposing ideological positions.
The rabbis lose no time in reminding us that while he may be censurable, while he is not innocent, nonetheless great and remarkable events are going to take place.
The fact that it is much easier to talk to friends than with family (Item 1) seems to indicate that threatening and censurable aspects of sexuality are projected onto the family, while the family in turn seems to see the daughter's sexuality as a threat.
seems equally to be at fault; [but more offensive and censurable is] to use new words, unknown and unheard of .
Union leader Albino Vargas said, "The US position is totally censurable, a classic imperial position of a country that has no moral credentials because it violates international law.
Far from being distressed, then, about Hemingway's digressions--which are censurable only if their presence detracts from our understanding of the bullfight--Orts-Ramos celebrates them because, as he suggests below, they somehow enhance our understanding and further the aims of the book:
Alberto Cienfuegos, director of the Carabineros (militarized police), said, "The Carabineros have already taken responsibility for the violent, illicit, and censurable situations of the past.
Since the ethical judgment of commerce principally depends on its objective, such an activity will be as laudable or censurable as that which inspires it.
1972), the court of appeals reversed on the grounds that isolated instances of extreme disrespect are not censurable.