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censor

cen·sor

censor

 
pronunciation:
sen sr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an official who examines written works, films, plays, and the like in order to delete parts that are considered objectionable on political, moral, or other grounds.
During the war, military censors prevented publication of news reports that might hurt the war effort.
synonyms:
expurgator
similar words:
inspector
definition 2: anyone who exercises authorizing control over information or ideas.
The film was banned by the censors.
similar words:
big brother, secret police
definition 3: one who examines personal correspondence of soldiers or prisoners in order to delete information considered a threat to security or propriety.
All references to his whereabouts were deleted by the censors.
definition 4: a critic or detractor.
She feared his reaction as he was her harshest censor.
synonyms:
critic, detractor
similar words:
faultfinder
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: censored, censoring, censors
definition 1: to examine and control the content of.
This channel censors the films it airs on television so that there is no offensive language.
similar words:
edit, examine, gag, inspect, police, scrutinize
definition 2: to delete or omit (part of a written text or other medium) as a censor.
The sexual scenes were censored from the film.
synonyms:
bleep, blip, bowdlerize, clean up, edit out, expurgate
similar words:
blue-pencil, cross out, cut out, delete, emend, excise, omit, purge, screen, suppress
derivation: censorable (adj.)
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The word censor contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean