censure

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censure (one)

To criticize or scold someone, often in an official manner. The judge censured the lawyer for his outburst during the hearing.
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censure (one) for (something)

To criticize or scold someone, often in an official manner. The judge censured the lawyer for his outburst during the hearing.
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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.