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(Idiomatic) To lecture, berate, admonish, or hold somebody accountable for his or her actions.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To lecture, berate, admonish, or hold somebody accountable for his or her actions.
A critical comment or judgment.
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  1. A critical comment or judgment.
  2. The art, principles, or methods of a critic or critics
  3. The investigation of the origin and history of literary documents; textual criticism.
The act of reproving or something said in reproving; rebuke; censure
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  1. The act of reproving or something said in reproving; rebuke; censure
  2. The act, an instance, or an expression of reproving; a rebuke.
An admonishing, or warning to correct some fault
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  1. An admonishing, or warning to correct some fault
  2. Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof.
  3. A judge’s advice, cautionary statement, direction, reprimand, or warning to a jury, lawyer, party, spectator, or witness regarding any matter that arises during a judicial proceeding. A judge’s advice, cautionary statement, direction, reprimand, or warning to a jury, lawyer, party, spectator, or witness regarding any matter that arises during a judicial proceeding.
To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
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  1. To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
  2. To act as a critic.
  3. To analyze and judge as a critic
To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
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  1. To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
  2. To find fault with; criticize:
  3. To place responsibility for (something):
To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order:
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  1. To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order:
  2. To adjudge someone guilty of a crime or to impose sentence, especially a severe penalty such as death or life imprisonment.
  3. To take (private property) for public use by the power of eminent domain; expropriate
To reprove; censure.
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  1. To reprove; censure.
  2. To find fault with (something done); censure
  3. To reprimand or rebuke (a person)
To accuse publicly; inform against
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  1. To accuse publicly; inform against
  2. (Obs.) To announce, esp. in a menacing way
  3. To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
To act as one appointed to decide the winners of:
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  1. To act as one appointed to decide the winners of:
  2. To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration:
  3. (--- Law) To hear and decide on in a court of law:
To speak to in disapproval; rebuke
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  1. To speak to in disapproval; rebuke
  2. To express disapproval of (something done or said); censure
  3. To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
To rebuke severely or formally
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  1. To rebuke severely or formally
  2. To reprove (someone) severely, especially in a formal or official way.
To refuse; to offer sudden or harsh resistance; to turn down or shut out.
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  1. To refuse; to offer sudden or harsh resistance; to turn down or shut out.
  2. To repel or drive back:
  3. To reject bluntly, often disdainfully; snub:
(Obs.) To force back
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  1. (Obs.) To force back
  2. To blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand
  3. To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example):
To accuse of and blame for a fault so as to make feel ashamed; rebuke; reprove
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  1. To accuse of and blame for a fault so as to make feel ashamed; rebuke; reprove
  2. To express disapproval of, criticism of, or disappointment in (someone).
  3. (Rare) To bring shame and disgrace upon; be a cause of discredit to
To rebuke severely or bitterly; censure sharply
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  1. To rebuke severely or bitterly; censure sharply
  2. To reprove sharply; reproach.
To express harsh or angry disapproval to someone.
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  1. To express harsh or angry disapproval to someone.
  2. To reprimand or criticize harshly and usually angrily.
  3. To use abusive language habitually
To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
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  1. To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
  2. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To remind (someone) of something forgotten or disregarded, as an obligation or a responsibility.
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  1. To remind (someone) of something forgotten or disregarded, as an obligation or a responsibility.
  2. To inform or remind, by way of a warning
  3. To counsel (another) against something to be avoided or warn (that something is dangerous):
(Archaic) To blacken
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  1. (Archaic) To blacken
  2. To disparage; belittle:
  3. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To open something by pulling on various parts of it.
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  1. To open something by pulling on various parts of it.
  2. (Idiomatic) to rigorously investigate the basis of an idea or theory.
  3. To become separated as a result of pulling
To move into action in pursuit of something.
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  1. To move into action in pursuit of something.
To count (members of a sequence), to enumerate.
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  1. To count (members of a sequence), to enumerate.
  2. To rebuke, to reprimand, or to admonish, often in a harsh, direct way.
To comment (on or upon), esp. with disapproval; criticize adversely
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  1. To comment (on or upon), esp. with disapproval; criticize adversely
  2. To remark or comment critically, usually with strong disapproval or censure.
To have an unfavorable opinion:
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  1. To have an unfavorable opinion:
  2. To refuse to approve; reject.
  3. To have or express an unfavorable opinion of; consider (something) wrong; condemn
To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument:
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  1. To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument:
  2. To attack by argument or criticism; oppose or challenge as false or questionable
  3. (Obs.) To attack physically
To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
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  1. To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
  2. To speak slightingly of; show disrespect for; belittle
  3. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
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  1. To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
  2. (Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
  3. (Computers) To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out.
To make seem less important; belittle; disparage
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  1. To make seem less important; belittle; disparage
  2. To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle.
  3. To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
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  1. To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
  2. To give a lecture or lectures
  3. To admonish or reprove earnestly, often at length:
To scold or rebuke severely
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  1. To scold or rebuke severely
  2. To rebuke or scold angrily and at length.
To train by instruction and practice, as in following rules or developing self-control:
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  1. To train by instruction and practice, as in following rules or developing self-control:
  2. To subject to discipline; train; control
  3. To impose order on:
To scold or condemn sharply
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  1. To scold or condemn sharply
  2. To punish, as for wrongdoing.
  3. To punish, esp. by beating
To accuse of a crime or other wrongful act.
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  1. To accuse of a crime or other wrongful act.
  2. To reveal someone’s involvement in criminal acts. To reveal someone’s involvement in criminal acts.
  3. To cause to appear guilty of a crime or fault; implicate:
To spread false or damaging charges against; slander
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  1. To spread false or damaging charges against; slander
  2. To spread false or damaging accusations or insinuations against (someone).
  3. To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
To argue or find fault over trivial matters; raise petty objections.
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  1. To argue or find fault over trivial matters; raise petty objections.
  2. To quibble about; point out petty flaws in.
  3. To object when there is little reason to do so; resort to trivial faultfinding; carp; quibble (at or about)
(Archaic) To pick nits - lice eggs - from someone's hair.
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  1. (Archaic) To pick nits - lice eggs - from someone's hair.
  2. To criticize or find fault with (someone or something) in a petty way.
(Obs.) To point out; show; demonstrate
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  1. (Obs.) To point out; show; demonstrate
  2. To say or plead in protest, objection, complaint, etc.
  3. To present and urge reasons in opposition or complaint; protest; object; expostulate
A fracture in a rock formation along which there has been movement of the blocks of rock on either side of the plane of fracture. Faults are caused by plate-tectonic forces.
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  1. A fracture in a rock formation along which there has been movement of the blocks of rock on either side of the plane of fracture. Faults are caused by plate-tectonic forces.
  2. To find error or defect in; criticize or blame:
  3. To commit a mistake or an error.
To express disapproval.
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  1. To express disapproval.
  2. To scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand:
  3. To scold; now, usually, to reprove mildly
To banish by ostracism, as in ancient Greece.
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  1. To banish by ostracism, as in ancient Greece.
  2. To exclude from a group or society:
  3. To banish, bar, exclude, etc. by ostracism
To punish or rebuke severely.
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  1. To punish or rebuke severely.
  2. To punish or rebuke severely, esp. by harsh public criticism
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  1. To blame for ills.
  2. To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
  3. To express disapproval of (a person); denounce:
To condemn to an undesirable fate; destine:
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  1. To condemn to an undesirable fate; destine:
  2. To swear or curse; say “damn,” etc.
  3. To bring about the failure of; ruin:
(Theol.) To damn
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  1. (Theol.) To damn
  2. To reject
  3. To abandon to eternal damnation. Used of God.
To view or treat with disfavor.
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  1. To view or treat with disfavor.
  2. To put out of countenance; disconcert.
  3. To refuse approval or support to; discourage
To view with contempt; despise.
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  1. To view with contempt; despise.
  2. (Chiefly Literary) To treat or think of with contempt; scorn
To vote against, especially to veto the admission of.
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  1. To vote against, especially to veto the admission of.
  2. To bar or ostracize from social life, a particular profession, etc.
  3. To vote against; esp., to vote against letting (a person) join one's organization
Alternative spelling of badmouth.
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  1. Alternative spelling of badmouth.
  2. (Slang) To find fault (with); criticize or disparage
  3. (Informal) To criticize or malign, especially unfairly or spitefully.
(Archaic, idiomatic) To decry
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  1. (Archaic, idiomatic) To decry
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic, of a baby) to cry until it is tired.
To hit, throw, or put in place or action with force and noise
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  1. To hit, throw, or put in place or action with force and noise
  2. (Slang) To drink quickly (a beverage, especially an alcoholic one). Often used with back or down.
  3. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
To blow up or move with or as with an explosive; explode
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  1. To blow up or move with or as with an explosive; explode
  2. To emit a loud, intense sound; blare:
  3. To attack or criticize sharply
(Idiomatic) To block, suppress, restrain.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To block, suppress, restrain.
  2. (Idiomatic, informal) To restrain (a person).
To affect in a specified way by striking hard:
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  1. To affect in a specified way by striking hard:
  2. To hit; strike
  3. To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force:
(Idiomatic, US) To lecture, scold, reprimand, or rebuke.
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(Idiomatic) To dislike; to regard with skepticism, disbelief, disfavor, etc.
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To strike quickly and sharply; tap
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  1. To strike quickly and sharply; tap
  2. To criticize or blame.
  3. (Slang) To talk seriously and frankly with another or others, often in an informal setting
To pivot (a movie camera) in a specified direction.
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  1. To pivot (a movie camera) in a specified direction.
  2. To rotate (a camera) horizontally, as to get a panoramic effect or follow a moving object
  3. To pivot a movie camera along a horizontal plane in order to follow an object or create a panoramic effect.
To remove twigs or branches from (a tree, for example).
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  1. To remove twigs or branches from (a tree, for example).
  2. (Slang) To criticize (a person, policy, performance, etc.) sharply or maliciously
  3. To criticize severely or attack verbally:
(Informal) To criticize (another) harshly, accusatorially, and threateningly:
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  1. (Informal) To criticize (another) harshly, accusatorially, and threateningly:
  2. To strike with a violent blow; smash (in)
  3. To attack or abuse, as with blows or with words
The act of blaming; accusation; condemnation; censure
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  1. The act of blaming; accusation; condemnation; censure
  2. The state of being responsible for a fault or error; culpability.
  3. Censure; condemnation:
The state of being condemned.
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  1. The state of being condemned.
  2. Severe reproof; strong censure.
  3. A reason or occasion for condemning.
The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
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  1. The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
  2. The act of making judgments; analysis of qualities and evaluation of comparative worth; esp., the critical consideration and judgment of literary or artistic work
  3. The investigation of the origin and history of literary documents; textual criticism.
That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.
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  1. That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.
  2. The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure.
  3. The reporting of a person to the authorities for possible criminal prosecution.
The act, or an expression, of criticism, censure or condemnation; reprimand
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Rejection
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  1. Rejection
  2. The act of reprobating
  3. (Theol.) The state of being damned
A shallow, wide, open container, usually of metal and without a lid, used for holding liquids, cooking, and other domestic purposes.
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  1. A shallow, wide, open container, usually of metal and without a lid, used for holding liquids, cooking, and other domestic purposes.
  2. A vessel similar in form to a pan, especially:
  3. (Informal) Severe criticism, especially a negative review:
A pounding or clanking noise made by an engine, often as a result of faulty fuel combustion.
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  1. A pounding or clanking noise made by an engine, often as a result of faulty fuel combustion.
  2. (Slang) A cutting, often petty criticism.
  3. (Informal) An adverse criticism
To accuse of being at fault; condemn (for something); censure
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  1. To accuse of being at fault; condemn (for something); censure
  2. To place responsibility for (something):
  3. To find fault with; criticize:
To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate:
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  1. To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate:
  2. To find fault (with something)
  3. To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
(Geology) To shift so as to produce a fault.
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  1. (Geology) To shift so as to produce a fault.
  2. To commit a fault: archaic except in racket sports
  3. A fracture in a rock formation along which there has been movement of the blocks of rock on either side of the plane of fracture. Faults are caused by plate-tectonic forces.
To strike quickly and sharply; tap
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  1. To strike quickly and sharply; tap
  2. (Slang) To talk seriously and frankly with another or others, often in an informal setting
  3. To criticize or blame.
To rotate (a camera) horizontally, as to get a panoramic effect or follow a moving object
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  1. To rotate (a camera) horizontally, as to get a panoramic effect or follow a moving object
  2. To pivot a movie camera along a horizontal plane in order to follow an object or create a panoramic effect.
  3. To cook in a pan
To strike a blow or blows with the fist or some hard object; esp., to rap on a door
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  1. To strike a blow or blows with the fist or some hard object; esp., to rap on a door
  2. To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force:
  3. To affect in a specified way by striking hard:
To lend credence to or provide evidence for an adverse judgment against:
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  1. To lend credence to or provide evidence for an adverse judgment against:
  2. To adjudge someone guilty of a crime or to impose sentence, especially a severe penalty such as death or life imprisonment.
  3. To pronounce judgment against; sentence:
To condemn strongly as evil
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  1. To condemn strongly as evil
  2. To condemn openly as being wrong or reprehensible.
  3. To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
To condemn as wrong; disapprove of
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  1. To condemn as wrong; disapprove of
  2. To regret; bemoan.
  3. To regard as unfortunate or wretched
To reprove; censure.
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  1. To reprove; censure.
  2. To reprimand or rebuke (a person)
  3. To find fault with (something done); censure
To abandon to eternal damnation. Used of God.
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  1. To abandon to eternal damnation. Used of God.
  2. To reject
  3. To disapprove of; condemn.

Synonym Study

  • Criticize , in this comparison, is the most general term for finding fault with or disapproving of a person or thing
  • Blame stresses the fixing of responsibility for an error, fault, etc.
  • Reprehend suggests sharp or severe disapproval, generally of faults, errors, etc. rather than of people
  • Condemn and denounce both imply an emphatic pronouncement of blame, guilt, or reprehensibility, condemn suggesting the rendering of a judicial or other final decision, and denounce, public accusation against people or acts
  • Censure implies the expression of severe criticism or disapproval by a person in authority or in a position to pass judgment
Find another word for censure. In this page you can discover 137 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for censure, like: take-to-task, criticism, reproof, admonition, criticize, blame, condemn, reprehend, denounce, judge and reprove.