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de·nounce

 (dĭ-nouns′)
tr.v. de·nounced, de·nounc·ing, de·nounc·es
1. To condemn openly as being wrong or reprehensible. See Synonyms at criticize.
2. To inform against (someone); accuse publicly.
3. To give formal announcement of the ending of (a treaty).

[Middle English denouncen, to proclaim, from Anglo-Norman denuncier and Medieval Latin dēnūntiāre, both from Latin : dē-, de- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).]

de·nounce′ment n.
de·nounc′er n.

denounce

(dɪˈnaʊns)
vb (tr)
1. (Rhetoric) to deplore or condemn openly or vehemently
2. to give information against; accuse
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to announce formally the termination of (a treaty, etc)
4. obsolete
a. to announce (something evil)
b. to portend
[C13: from Old French denoncier to proclaim, from Latin dēnuntiāre to make an official proclamation, threaten, from de- + nuntiāre to announce]
deˈnouncement n
deˈnouncer n

de•nounce

(dɪˈnaʊns)

v.t. -nounced, -nounc•ing.
1. to condemn or censure openly or publicly.
2. to make a formal accusation against, as to the police or in a court.
3. to give formal notice of the termination or denial of (a treaty, pact, or the like).
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French denoncier to speak out < Latin dēnuntiāre to threaten]
de•nounce′ment, n.
de•nounc′er, n.

denounce


Past participle: denounced
Gerund: denouncing

Imperative
denounce
denounce
Present
I denounce
you denounce
he/she/it denounces
we denounce
you denounce
they denounce
Preterite
I denounced
you denounced
he/she/it denounced
we denounced
you denounced
they denounced
Present Continuous
I am denouncing
you are denouncing
he/she/it is denouncing
we are denouncing
you are denouncing
they are denouncing
Present Perfect
I have denounced
you have denounced
he/she/it has denounced
we have denounced
you have denounced
they have denounced
Past Continuous
I was denouncing
you were denouncing
he/she/it was denouncing
we were denouncing
you were denouncing
they were denouncing
Past Perfect
I had denounced
you had denounced
he/she/it had denounced
we had denounced
you had denounced
they had denounced
Future
I will denounce
you will denounce
he/she/it will denounce
we will denounce
you will denounce
they will denounce
Future Perfect
I will have denounced
you will have denounced
he/she/it will have denounced
we will have denounced
you will have denounced
they will have denounced
Future Continuous
I will be denouncing
you will be denouncing
he/she/it will be denouncing
we will be denouncing
you will be denouncing
they will be denouncing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been denouncing
you have been denouncing
he/she/it has been denouncing
we have been denouncing
you have been denouncing
they have been denouncing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denouncing
you will have been denouncing
he/she/it will have been denouncing
we will have been denouncing
you will have been denouncing
they will have been denouncing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been denouncing
you had been denouncing
he/she/it had been denouncing
we had been denouncing
you had been denouncing
they had been denouncing
Conditional
I would denounce
you would denounce
he/she/it would denounce
we would denounce
you would denounce
they would denounce
Past Conditional
I would have denounced
you would have denounced
he/she/it would have denounced
we would have denounced
you would have denounced
they would have denounced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.denounce - speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
fulminate, rail - criticize severely; "He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare"; "She railed against the bad social policies"
condemn, decry, excoriate, objurgate, reprobate - express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
2.denounce - 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"
label - assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"
3.denounce - announce the termination of, as of treaties
announce, denote - make known; make an announcement; "She denoted her feelings clearly"
4.denounce - give away information about somebodydenounce - give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
sell out - give information that compromises others

denounce

verb
1. condemn, attack, censure, decry, castigate, revile, vilify, proscribe, stigmatize, impugn, excoriate, declaim against The leaders took the opportunity to denounce the attacks.
2. report, expose, betray, accuse, implicate, inform on, inculpate Informers might at any moment denounce them to the authorities.

denounce

verb
1. To feel or express strong disapproval of:
2. To make an accusation against:
Translations
يَتَّهِم عَلَنا
nařknoutobžalovatoznačitvyhlásitvypovědět
anklagefordømme
fordæma/ákæra opinberlega
demaskavimasdemaskuoti
apsūdzēt
açıkça suçlamakitham etmek

denounce

[dɪˈnaʊns] VT (= accuse publicly) → censurar, denunciar; (to police etc) → denunciar; [+ treaty] → denunciar, abrogar

denounce

[dɪˈnaʊns] vt
(= criticize) [+ action] → dénoncer
(= accuse) to denounce sb as a traitor → accuser publiquement qn de trahison

denounce

vt
(= accuse publicly)anprangern, brandmarken; (= inform against)anzeigen, denunzieren (sb to sb jdn bei jdm)
(= condemn as evil) alcohol, habit etcverurteilen, denunzieren (geh)
treaty(auf)kündigen

denounce

[dɪˈnaʊns] vt (accuse publicly) → accusare; (to police) → denunciare
to denounce sb as a liar → accusare pubblicamente qn di essere un bugiardo

denounce

(diˈnauns) verb
to accuse publicly (of a crime etc). He was denounced as a murderer.
denunciation (dinansiˈeiʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
Citizen Doctor," said the first, reluctantly, "he has been denounced to the Section of Saint Antoine.
If these do not deceive me, I will take care to convey you from this scene of your shame, where you shall, by being unknown, avoid the punishment which, as I have said, is allotted to your crime in this world; and I hope, by repentance, you will avoid the much heavier sentence denounced against it in the other.
The moment we were freed of our bonds he sprang up, in his fantastic rags, with face bruised out of all recognition, and proclaimed himself Arthur, King of Britain, and denounced the awful penalties of treason upon every soul there present if hair of his sacred head were touched.
He then caused all the duennas of the palace, those that are here present, to be brought before him; and after having dwelt upon the enormity of our offence, and denounced duennas, their characters, their evil ways and worse intrigues, laying to the charge of all what I alone was guilty of, he said he would not visit us with capital punishment, but with others of a slow nature which would be in effect civil death for ever; and the very instant he ceased speaking we all felt the pores of our faces opening, and pricking us, as if with the points of needles.
Edward Rose, the interpreter, whose sinister looks we have already mentioned, was denounced by this secret informer as a designing, treacherous scoundrel, who was tampering with the fidelity of certain of the men, and instigating them to a flagrant piece of treason.
The Seven Deadly Sins and their fatal fruits are emphasized, and in the later forms of the poem the corruptions of wealth and the Church are indignantly denounced, with earnest pleading for the religion of practical social love to all mankind.
I will denounce you before men, as I have denounced you before God; and if it be necessary that, like Lucretia, I should sign my accusation with my blood, I will sign it.
The incipient mutineer was more outraged than ever, then, at what he denounced as the partiality shown the captain's table over the other tables in the ship.
That is a rare and blessed lot which some greatest men have not attained, to know ourselves guiltless before a condemning crowd-- to be sure that what we are denounced for is solely the good in us.
He sat aloft and denounced their frantic leaps, plunges, dives and straddles.
How often (to take another example) have I denounced the mercenary and material spirit of the age--the habitual corruptions and dishonesties of commerce, in high places and in low
Is it not enough, my lord,' Mr Haredale continued, 'that I, as good a gentleman as you, must hold my property, such as it is, by a trick at which the state connives because of these hard laws; and that we may not teach our youth in schools the common principles of right and wrong; but must we be denounced and ridden by such men as this