• IPA: /diˈnaʊns/, /dəˈnaʊns/

denounce (denounces, present participle denouncing; past and past participle denounced)

  1. (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 […].
  2. (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
  3. (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
  4. (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
  5. (transitive) To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.
  6. (US, historical) To claim the right of working a mine that is abandoned or insufficiently worked.
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  • Russian: оглаша́ть
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  • Russian: угрожа́ть

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