censure (one)

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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.
See also: censure

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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Later, Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Senior Minister Nisar Khuhro and Excise Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla told the chair that Mr Zaman had insulted him and the house should censure him.
But Bruce's fellow lawmakers, annoyed that he refused to apologize, voted 62-1 to censure him for conduct that "failed to uphold the honor and dignity of the House of Representatives and reflects poorly upon the state of Colorado."
NATIONAL Assembly Liberal Democrat leader Michael German yesterday won the support of Labour members to defeat a Tory bid to censure him.