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Meaning of DENOUNCE

Pronunciation:  di'nawns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"
  2. [v]  give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
  3. [v]  announce the termination of, as of treaties
  4. [v]  to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"

DENOUNCE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: betray, brand, give away, grass, mark, peach, rat, shit, shop, snitch, stag, stigmatise, stigmatize, tell on
 See Also: announce, condemn, criticise, criticize, decry, denote, excoriate, fulminate, inform, label, objurgate, pick apart, rail, reprobate, sell out, tip off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*nounce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Denounced}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Denouncing}.] [F. d['e]noncer, OF. denoncier, fr. L.
denuntiare, denunciare; de- + nunciare, nuntiare, to
announce, report, nuntius a messenger, message. See {Nuncio},
and cf. {Denunciate}.]
1. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare;
   to proclaim (especially an evil). [Obs.]

         Denouncing wrath to come.             --Milton.

         I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely
         perish.                               --Deut. xxx.

2. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some
   outward sign or expression.

         His look denounced desperate.         --Milton.

3. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment,
   etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure
   upon; to stigmatize.

         Denounced for a heretic.              --Sir T. More.

         To denounce the immoralities of Julius C[ae]sar.

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