V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to remove or modify objectionable portions of something, especially in a film, television program, or book

Synonyms: edit, examine, police, scrutinize, cut, amend, filter

Antonyms: allow, approve

Tips: When censor is used as a noun, it can refer to the person who does the job of sorting through material to remove that which is objectionable. The related noun censorship refers to the scrutinizing and filtering of media or other forms of expression.

Usage Examples:

Many parents are turning to customized filters to help censor the information to which their children have access online. (filter, edit)

The censor spent many hours reviewing the film before determining that it was suitable for television. (editor, critic) noun

The cartoonist objected when the news magazine editor censored his latest work for fear of public outrage. (cut)

Most musicians object to any censorship of their work. (scrutinizing, editing, filtering) noun

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