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English noun: censor

1. censor (person) someone who censures or condemns

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

2. censor (person) 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

Broader (hypernym)functionary, official

English verb: censor

1. censor (social) forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)

ExamplesSam and Sue censor the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize, outlaw

Narrower (hyponym)embargo

Domain categorymedium

2. censor (cognition) subject to political, religious, or moral censorship

SamplesThis magazine is censored by the government.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

Narrower (hyponym)blue-pencil, delete, edit

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