- IPA: /diˈnaʊns/, /dəˈnaʊns/
denounce (denounces, present participle denouncing; past and past participle denounced)
- (transitive, obsolete) To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 35, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
- Nero […] sent his Satellites or officers toward him, to denounce the decree of his death to him […].
- (transitive) To criticize or speak out against (someone or something); to point out as deserving of reprehension, etc.; to openly accuse or condemn in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize; to blame.
- to denounce someone as a swindler, or as a coward
- 2013 May 23, Sarah Lyall, "British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party ↗," New York Times (retrieved 29 May 2013):
- Mr. Cameron had a respite Thursday from the negative chatter swirling around him when he appeared outside 10 Downing Street to denounce the murder a day before of a British soldier on a London street.
- (transitive) To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.
- to denounce a confederate in crime
- to denounce someone to the authorities
- (transitive, obsolete) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.
- to denounce war; to denounce punishment
- (transitive) To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.
- (US, historical) To claim the right of working a mine that is abandoned or insufficiently worked.
- Russian: оглаша́ть
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