Expostulate vs Censure - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between expostulate and censure
is that expostulate
is to protest or remonstrate; to reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of conduct while censure
To protest or remonstrate; to reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of conduct.
- Men expostulate with erring friends; they bring accusations against enemies who have done them a wrong.
* 1843 , '', book 2, ch. XI, ''The Abbot’s Ways
- The tears would run plentifully down my face when I made these reflections; and sometimes I would expostulate with myself why Providence should thus completely ruin His creatures, and render them so absolutely miserable; so without help, abandoned, so entirely depressed, that it could hardly be rational to be thankful for such a life.
- […] he affectionately loved many persons to whom he never or hardly ever shewed a countenance of love. Once on my venturing to expostulate with him on the subject, he reminded me of Solomon: “Many sons I have; it is not fit that I should smile on them.”
The act of blaming]], criticizing, or [[condemn, condemning as wrong; reprehension.
An official reprimand.
Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
* Bishop Burnet
- Both the censure and the praise were merited.
(obsolete) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
* William Shakespeare Hamlet , Act I, scene III:
- excommunication or other censure of the church
- Take each man's censure , but reserve thy judgment.
to criticize harshly
to formally rebuke
(obsolete) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty.
- Should I say more, you might well censure me a flatterer.
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