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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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The Chinese anti-graft watchdog has censured 137 executives at ICBC, according to Reuters.
Neither Jara's explanations nor the actions of the executive were successful, and finally on March 30 Congress censured the prime minister and the entire Cabinet with 72 votes in favor, 42 against, and two abstentions.
In describing her absence as "disrespectful" Mr Black cited the previous case of Llanelli Labour AM Keith Davies, who was censured for a late-night drinking session with a woman at St David's Hotel in Cardiff.
Among those censured by the Vatican is outspoken cleric Fr Brian D'Arcy, who yesterday said he considered quitting the Church after learning the Pope wanted to silence him.
No president of the United States has been censured since 1834, when the Senate, under the lead of Henry Clay, voted 26 to 20 to censure President Andrew Jackson for having "assumed on himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and the laws, but in derogation of both.
The Army was set to be officially censured this afternoon over the death of a soldier at Teesport four years ago.
IRELAND has been censured by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for using the United Nations Law of the Sea's dispute settlement procedure to tackle Britain's pollution of the Irish Sea via the Sellafield plant.
The Sandoval County Republican central committee on April 20 censured county clerk Victoria Dunlap for bringing "disgrace to the party" by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
AP) -- For the first time in 28 years, the Virginia Community College System does not appear on the American Association of University Professors' list of censured academic administrations.
52, practitioners can also be censured, suspended or disbarred for (1) willfully violating any Circular 230 regulation or (2) recklessly or through gross incompetence violating Section 10.
An investigative panel report issued Tuesday censured the farm ministry for ''grave blunders'' in its response to the threat of mad cow disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
The House of Representatives censured -- or filed the first memorandum on -- Wahid over the scandals Feb.
See Jack Maskell, Censure of the President by the Congress, Congressional Research Service 98-843A (1998); Sean Scully, Congress Censured Three Sitting Presidents, WASH.
The three were severely censured and warned as to their future behaviour.