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censor Explained

censor at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['sensə]

censor at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] someone whose job is to examine books, films, letters etc and remove anything considered to be offensive, morally harmful, or politically dangerous// censorship//
censor 2 v [T] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: censere; CENSUS]// to examine books, films, letters etc to remove anything that is considered offensive, morally harmful, or politically dangerous etc// censorship, ban// --The information given to the press was carefully censored by the Ministry of Defence.//

censor at Spanish => English Of Explained:

censor

censor at Swedish => english Of Explained:

censor

censor at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In ancient E Asia, a government official whose primary duty was to scrutinize the conduct of officials and rulers. During the Qin (221-206 BC) and Han (206 BC-AD 220) dynasties, the censor's function was to criticize the emperor's acts, but in later periods the censorate was expanded and became an instrument for imperial control of the bureaucracy. Censors checked important documents, supervised construction projects, reviewed judicial proceedings, kept watch over state property, and looked for cases of subversion and corruption.

censor at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "censor":
abbreviate, abridge, annotator, asphyxiate, belittler, black out,
bleach, blip, blot out, blue-pencil, bottle up, bowdlerize, cancel,
captious critic, carper, caviler, censurer, choke off,
clamp down on, clean up, cognoscente, commentator, commenter,
common scold, connoisseur, conscience, conscientiousness, cork,
cork up, crack down on, critic, criticaster, criticizer, critickin,
criticule, cross out, crush, cut, cut out, damp down, delete,
drown, edit, edit out, editor, erase, ethical self, excise,
expunge, expurgate, extinguish, faultfinder, frondeur, gag, grace,
hold down, hugger-mugger, hush, hush up, hush-hush, inner arbiter,
inward monitor, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill,
literary critic, man of letters, momus, monopolist, moral censor,
muckraker, muffle, muzzle, narrow, nitpicker, omit, pettifogger,
pour water on, protectionist, purge, purify, put down, quash,
quell, quench, quibbler, repress, rescind, restrain, restrict,
restrictionist, reviewer, rub out, scholiast, scold, screen, shush,
shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on, smash, smellfungus,
smother, social conscience, social critic, squash, squelch, stanch,
stifle, strangle, strike, strike off, strike out, stultify, subdue,
suffocate, superego, suppress, tender conscience, textual critic,
throttle, twinge of conscience, voice of conscience, void

censor at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun a person whose job is to examine books, films/movies, etc. and remove parts which are considered offensive, immoral or politically dangerous
verb [VN] to remove the parts of a book, film/movie, etc. that are considered offensive, immoral or politically dangerous:
The news reports had been heavily censored.

Censor at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Censor \Cen"sor\, n. [L. censor, fr. censere to value, tax.]
1. (Antiq.) One of two magistrates of Rome who took a
register of the number and property of citizens, and who
also exercised the office of inspector of morals and
conduct.

2. One who is empowered to examine manuscripts before they
are committed to the press, and to forbid their
publication if they contain anything obnoxious; -- an
official in some European countries.

3. One given to fault-finding; a censurer.

Nor can the most circumspect attention, or steady
rectitude, escape blame from censors who have no
inclination to approve. --Rambler.

4. A critic; a reviewer.

Received with caution by the censors of the press.
--W. Irving.

censor at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

censor
n : 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

censor
v 1: forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
[syn: {ban}]
2: subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This
magazine is censored by the government"

censor at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » dab=censor

Alternative forms

* censour Inter: qualifier » obsolete

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » lang=la|censor|cēnsor||magistrate, critic, from Inter: term » censo|censere|to tax, assess, value, judge, consider, etc.|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛn.sə/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛn.sɚ/
  • Inter: homophones » censer|sensor

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: histor » y A Roman magistrate, originally a census administrator, by Classical times a high judge of public behavior and morality
    1. : The Ancient censors were part of the cursus honorum'', a series of public offices held during a political career, like consuls and praetors.
    2. An official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content
    3. : The headmaster is an even stricter censor for his boarding pupils correspondence than the enemy censors had been for his own when the country was occupied.
    4. One who censures or condemns
    5. Inter: psycholog » y A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious
    6. (acronym) Censors Ensure No Secrets Over Radios

      Synonyms

      * censurer

      Related terms

      * censorial

  • censorious
  • censorship
  • censure
  • census

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » Roman magistrate
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|цензор|m
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|censor|m, Inter: t- » cs|cenzor|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|censor|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sensori

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|cenzor
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|cenzor|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цензор|m|tr=cénzor
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|censor|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » official responsible for removal of objectionable or sensitive content
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|цензор|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|檢查員|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|检查员|tr=jiǎncháyuán|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|cenzor
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|censor|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sensori
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|censeur|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zensor|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|צנזור|m|tr=tzenzor
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|cenzor
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|検閲官|tr=けんえつかん, ken'etsukan|sc=Jpan
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|cenzor|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цензор|m|tr=cénzor
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|caisgire|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|censor|m, Inter: t- » es|censora|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » one who condemns or censors
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|arvostelija, Inter: t- » fi|moraalinvartija, Inter: t+ » fi|sensori
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|cenzor


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цензор|m|tr=cénzor
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|censor|m, Inter: t- » es|censora|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » psychology: hypothetical subconscious agency
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ydinminä, Inter: t+ » fi|sensori


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|цензура|f|tr=cenzúra

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » da: Inter: t+ » da|censor
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: Inter: t+ » fr|censeur|m
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Inter: t+ » de|Zensor|m
    • Inter: ttbc » he: צנזור (tzenzor) {{m}}, צנזורית (tzenzoryt) {{f}} (3)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » io: censur-isto, censoro
  • Inter: ttbc » it: Inter: t- » it|censore|m (1,2,3)
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: Inter: t+ » sv|censor|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To review in order to remove objectionable content from correspondence or public media, either by legal criteria or with discretionary powers
    1. : The man responsible for censoring films has seen some things in his time.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To remove objectionable content
    3. : ''Occupying powers typically censor anything reeking of resistance

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » to review in order to remove objectionable content

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|цензурирам
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|審查|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|审查|tr=shěnchá|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|cenzurovat
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|censureren

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|sensuroida
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|censurer
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|cenzúráz
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|подвергать цензуре, Inter: t+ » ru|просматривать
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|censurar


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to remove objectionable content
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|цензурирам
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|cenzurovat
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|censureren
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|sensuroida
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|censurer
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|צינזר|m|tr=tzinzer


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|cenzúráz
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|censurare
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|cenzura
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|подвергать цензуре
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|censurar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|censurera

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » da: censurere
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Inter: t+ » de|zensieren


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » it: Inter: t- » it|censurare
  • Inter: ttbc » sv: censurera

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * expurgate

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

      Anagrams

      * crones, crosne, oncers, recons


    Dutch

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » la|nl

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » m|censors|censortje
  • censor

    Related terms

    * censureren
    • census
    • censuur


    Latin

    Noun

    Inter: la-noun » censor|censoris|censōris|m|third
  • A Roman collegial state magistrate; one of two officials officially sworn to duty taking a census of the Romans, later evolved into a high moral office.
    1. A provincial magistrate with similar duties.
    2. A critic, especially a severe one of morals and society.

      Inflection

      Inter: la-decl-3rd » censor|censor|censor|censōr

      Related terms

      * censitor

  • censura

    Descendants

    * Russian: Inter: l » ru|цензор|це́нзор|tr=cénzor

  • Spanish

    Adjective

    Inter: es-adj » pl=censores
  • censoring

    Noun

    Inter: es-noun » m|pl=censores

  • censor

    Related terms

    * censura
    • censurar


    Swedish

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • Inter: classical studies » lang=sv censor; a Roman census administrator
    1. censor; an official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content

      Declension

      Inter: sv-noun-irreg-c » 2=censorn|3=censorer

      Related terms

      * censur

      See also

      * sensor


    Translation: da » censor
    Translation: de » censor
    Translation: et » censor
    Translation: el » censor
    Translation: es » censor
    Translation: eo » censor
    Translation: fr » censor
    Translation: ko » censor
    Translation: io » censor
    Translation: id » censor
    Translation: kn » censor
    Translation: hu » censor
    Translation: mg » censor
    Translation: my » censor
    Translation: pl » censor
    Translation: pt » censor
    Translation: ru » censor
    Translation: sq » censor
    Translation: fi » censor
    Translation: sv » censor
    Translation: ta » censor
    Translation: te » censor
    Translation: tr » censor
    Translation: vi » censor
    Translation: zh » censor