‘Censure’ or ‘censor’?
Censure and censor are frequently confused. Both words can function as verbs and nouns, but censure means ‘express severe disapproval of’, for example:
The man was censured for his crimes
Or ‘the expression of severe disapproval’:
Two people were singled out for censure
While censor means ‘to examine (a book, film, etc.) and suppress unacceptable parts of it’:
The letters she received were censored
Or ‘an official who censors books, films, etc.’:
The censor had scenes removed from the film
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