The verb censor means to suppress or remove something that is considered objectionable. The noun censor refers to a person who censors things.
The verb censure means to find fault or condemn someone. The noun censure refers to a reprimand or a judgment involving condemnation.
- According to the American Library Association, J.D. Salinger's novel Catcher in the Rye has been "a favorite of censors since its publication."
- The party chose to censure the governor rather than call for his resignation.
(a) If found guilty, the player would face a fine or ______.
(b) The government tried to _____ a book that no one had read.