Definition of Denounce

1. Verb. Speak out against. "He denounced the Nazis"

Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart
Specialized synonyms: Fulminate, Rail, Condemn, Decry, Excoriate, Objurgate, Reprobate
Derivative terms: Denouncement



2. Verb. To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful. "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
Exact synonyms: Brand, Mark, Stigmatise, Stigmatize
Generic synonyms: Label
Derivative terms: Brand, Denouncement, Denunciative, Mark, Stigmatisation, Stigma, Stigmatization

3. Verb. Announce the termination of, as of treaties.
Generic synonyms: Announce, Denote

4. Verb. Give away information about somebody. "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
Exact synonyms: Betray, Give Away, Grass, Rat, Shit, Shop, Snitch, Stag, Tell On
Generic synonyms: Inform
Specialized synonyms: Sell Out
Derivative terms: Betrayer, Rat, Ratter, Ratting, Shit, Shit, Snitch, Snitcher

Definition of Denounce

1. v. t. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).

Definition of Denounce

1. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To criticize or speak out against (someone or something); to point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to openly accuse or condemn in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize; to blame. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Denounce

1. to condemn openly [v -NOUNCED, -NOUNCING, -NOUNCES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Denounce

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denotement
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denouement
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denounce (current term)
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dens
dens angularis
dens bicuspidus
dens caninus
dens cuspidatus
dens deciduus

Literary usage of Denounce

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1. An Inquiry Into the Scriptural Views of Slavery by Albert Barnes (1857)
"In inquiring into the manner in which the apostles treated the subject of slavery, it is clear that they did not openly and everywhere denounce it as an ..."

2. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by New York (State). Constitutional Convention (1916)
"The Chairman — The sergeant-at-arms will see that order is preserved. Mr. Betts—"We have frequently taken occasion to denounce the ..."

3. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"THEY denounce IT AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.— COURSE OF ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS. — SOUTHERN FEELING TOWARDS THE UNION. .— THEIR CONVENTIONS EXHIBIT HATRED. ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Did he denounce it ? Not at all. He was too canny for that. He broadly hinted that it would he well for both of them if I'salmanazar would consent to be ..."

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