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 for censure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Censure \Cen"sure\, n. [L. censura fr. censere: cf. F. censure.
     Cf. Censor.]
     1. Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion. [Obs.]
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              Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as
        wrong; reprehension; blame.
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              Both the censure and the praise were merited.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     3. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand;
        condemnatory judgment.
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              Excommunication or other censure of the church.
                                                    --Bp. Burnet.
  
     Syn: Blame; reproof; condemnation; reprobation; disapproval;
          disapprobation; reprehension; animadversion; reprimand;
          reflection; dispraise; abuse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Censure \Cen"sure\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Censured; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Censuring.] [Cf. F. ensurer.]
     1. To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate;
        to judge. [Obs.] "Should I say more, you might well
        censure me a flatterer." --Beau. & Fl.
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     2. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to
        express disapprobation of.
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              I may be censured that nature thus gives way to
              loyalty.                              --Shak.
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     3. To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical
        sentence. --Shak.
  
     Syn: To blame; reprove; rebuke; condemn; reprehend;
          reprimand.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Censure \Cen"sure\, v. i.
     To judge. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  censure
      n 1: harsh criticism or disapproval [syn: censure,
           animadversion]
      2: the state of being excommunicated [syn: excommunication,
         exclusion, censure]
      v 1: rebuke formally [syn: reprimand, censure, criminate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  159 Moby Thesaurus words for "censure":
     accuse, anathema, anathematize, anathematizing, anathemize,
     animadvert on, annotate, approval, arraign, arraignment, aspersion,
     assail, assault, attack, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister,
     baton, bend sinister, bespatter, black eye, black mark, blacken,
     blacklist, blame, blot, blow upon, blur, book review, brand,
     bring home to, broad arrow, call to account, cast blame upon,
     cast reflection upon, castigation, champain, citation, comment,
     complain against, condemn, condemnation, contemn, convict,
     conviction, criminate, critical bibliography, critical journal,
     critical notice, criticism, criticize, critique, cry down,
     cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn, damnation,
     death sentence, death warrant, decrial, decry, defame, defile,
     denounce, denouncement, denunciate, denunciation, disallow,
     disapprove, disdain, disparage, disparagement, doom, excommunicate,
     excommunication, excoriation, expose, expose to infamy,
     find guilty, flaying, fulminate against, fulmination, fustigation,
     gibbet, guilty verdict, hang in effigy, impeach, impeachment,
     implicate, implication, impugn, impugnment, imputation,
     incriminate, incrimination, inculpate, inculpation, indict,
     indictment, inveigh against, involve, involvement, judgment, knock,
     literary criticism, mark of Cain, moralize upon, notice, onus,
     oppose, pass sentence on, penalize, pillory, pillorying,
     point champain, pronounce judgment, pronounce sentence, proscribe,
     proscription, rap, rebuke, reflect upon, reflection, reject,
     report, reprehend, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobate,
     reprobation, reprove, review, scorn, scout, sentence, shake up,
     skin, skinning alive, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, smutch, soil,
     spot, stain, stigma, stigmatism, stigmatization, stigmatize,
     strafe, stricture, sully, taint, tarnish, verdict of guilty,
     vilify
  
  

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