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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.
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[dɪˈnaʊnsəʳ] Ndenunciante mf
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Being here presently denounced, he had for a time succeeded in evading the officers of Justice, but being at length seized while in the act of flight, he had resisted them, and had - he best knew whether by express design, or in the blindness of his hardihood - caused the death of his denouncer, to whom his whole career was known.
And all the worse for the doomed man, that the denouncer was a well-known citizen, his own attached friend, the father of his wife.
Jasper as the denouncer and pursuer of Neville Landless, and Mr.
Consequently, "unable to withstand torture," an accused might confess to any slanderous charge being made against him, while a denouncer might retract an otherwise truthful accusation.
The doctor, unhappy with the conviction he received in Romania, filed a complaint to the ECHR, where he complained that he did not have a correct trial, that, in reality, he was caused by the denouncer to accept bribes when the recording was done, that he was not informed during interrogation about his rights and the charges against him.
Kochubei (1768-1834), a relative of Mazepa's denouncer, informed the author that Tsar Alexander I had elevated him for this work to the rank of Active Councilor of State.
Herman Crtinery Hesse was an early denouncer of software "packages" sold to African businesses by giant multinationals.
He shared a fate similar to that of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, perhaps the most noteworthy denouncer of the evils of totalitarianism, in coming home for good from a life in exile.
Second, he demonstrates in his engagement with his critics, that any attempt to deny the conditions of his theory of argumentation involves the denouncer in a 'performative contradiction'.
Some people always reject the denunciation of any familiar social institution or conduct unless the denouncer offers a "constructive criticism"--that is, unless he puts forward a promising plan to eliminate the evil he denounces.
D'Holbach specifically critiqued religion, not from within as a believer working for reform or expressing doubts or constructively struggling with God, but as a furious denouncer of God's existence who claimed that believing in God was a gross immorality.
Mr Cameron set himself up as a denouncer of tax sinners so it would be immoral of him to suddenly take a vow of silence.