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English Dictionary: denounce by the DICT Development Group
2 results for denounce
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark
  3. announce the termination of, as of treaties
  4. give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
    Synonym(s): denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Denounce \De*nounce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Denounced}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Denouncing}.] [F. d[82]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[91]sar.
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