Mnemonic – cent sure to severely criticize the dollar
Word – Censure
Meaning – to severely criticize
Part of Speech – verb
Synonyms – admonish, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove
Antonyms – approve, endorse, compliment
1 The author has censured capitalism in his latest novel.
2 The world has censured nations which have not been able to root out terrorism.
1 I value not her censure any more than I should do her commendation. (taken from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility)
2 After working hard for something it hurts when someone censures your work.
3 Jack’s girlfriend would often censure him for his lack of sensitivity.
4 You can only do your work; the media may praise you one day and censure you on another.