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.
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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 commission ruled the Labour politician, who dresses as Santa for kids every Christmas, was in 'breach' of its code of conduct and censured him. It could have suspended him for a year or banned him for five.