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CENSOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does censor mean? 

CENSOR (noun)
  The noun CENSOR has 2 senses:

1. someone who censures or condemns
2. a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable

  Familiarity information: CENSOR used as a noun is rare.


CENSOR (verb)
  The verb CENSOR has 2 senses:

1. forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
2. subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

  Familiarity information: CENSOR used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CENSOR (noun)


Sense 1censor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who censures or condemns

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("censor" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


Sense 2censor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("censor" is a kind of...):

functionary; official (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)


CENSOR (verb)


Sense 1censor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

censor; ban

Hypernyms (to "censor" is one way to...):

criminalise; criminalize; illegalise; illegalize; outlaw (declare illegal; outlaw)

Domain category:

medium (an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "censor"):

embargo (ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue censor the movie


Sense 2censor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

This magazine is censored by the government

Hypernyms (to "censor" is one way to...):

appraise; assess; evaluate; measure; valuate; value (place a value on; judge the worth of something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "censor"):

blue-pencil; delete; edit (cut or eliminate)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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