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censor

cen·sor

censor

 
 
pronunciation:
sen sr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an official who decides what art, movies, or books may be published. A censor works for a government, religion, or other organization, and promotes its ideas.
During the war, military censors didn't allow news reporters to publish anything that might hurt the war effort.
similar words:
inspector
definition 2: anyone who exercises control over information or ideas.
The office manager became a censor when he told us we couldn't send personal e-mail.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: censored, censoring, censors
definition: to examine and control the content of.
Although she believes in freedom of speech, my teacher censors our student newspaper.
similar words:
edit, examine, inspect, police, scrutinize
derivation: censorable (adj.)
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