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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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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi censured US Vice President Mike Pence for trying to frame diplomatic visits of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as "destabilizing activities", deploring that Washington is tapping into every chance to spread hate-speech against Tehran.
In a statement after the adoption of the resolution on Thursday, Locsin said the Philippines "helped create the UN to honor the universal values of respect for sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of state which were brazenly and brutally violated on a global scale by those who censured us today." "In the process leading to the adoption of this resolution, we have witnessed the very opposite of these values that hold the UN together.
"We helped create the UN to honor the universal values of respect for sovereignty and on-interference in the internal affairs of state which were brazenly and brutally violated on a global scale by those who censured us today." the secretary wrote.
On recent occasions, President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly censured US President Barack Obama and threatened to break away from the US, a longtime ally, in its pivot to China.
Yesterday the SFA censured us. We will not speak anymore.
We helped create the UN to honor the universal values of respect for sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of state, which were brazenly and brutally violated on a global scale by those who censured us today.
Raffarin, for his turn, censured US' policies saying that it has put the sovereignty of European countries under question.
Mekdad also censured US disrespect for its obligations under talks with North Korea over sanctions and denuclearization.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Yemeni Ansarullah movement strongly censured US President Donald Trump's veto of a Congress resolution directing him to end support for the Saudi-led war against Yemen, describing the measure as a proof that Washington was behind the conflict.
Earlier in mid-January, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif censured US National Security Adviser John Bolton for keeping grudge against Iran, and described the American politician's plans of striking Iran as the same delusion not changed in years.
Back in mid-January, Zarif censured US National Security Adviser John Bolton for keeping grudge against Iran, and described the American politician's plans of striking Iran as the same delusion not changed in years.
The movement's Media Relations Office also censured US authorities for disrespecting Hashemi's Islamic beliefs in custody.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif censured US National Security Adviser John Bolton for keeping grudge against Iran, and described the American politician's plans of striking Iran as the same delusion not changed in years.
Pyongyang also on Saturday censured US President's five-nation tour of Asia, saying all he has done during his visits is begging for a "nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula."
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Pyongyang censured US President Donald Trump's five-nation tour of Asia, saying all he has done during his visits is begging for a "nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula."