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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denounce(verb)

    speak out against

    "He denounced the Nazis"

  2. stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark(verb)

    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"

  3. denounce(verb)

    announce the termination of, as of treaties

  4. denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag(verb)

    give away information about somebody

    "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"


  1. denounce(Verb)

    To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.

  2. denounce(Verb)

    To criticize or speak out against (someone or something); to point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, 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. denounce(Verb)

    To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.

  4. denounce(Verb)

    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. denounce(Verb)

    To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.

  6. Origin: From denoncier, from denuntio, from de- + nuntio, from nuntius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denounce(verb)

    to make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil)

  2. Denounce(verb)

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

  3. Denounce(verb)

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

  4. Origin: [F. dnoncer, OF. denoncier, fr. L. denuntiare, denunciare; de- + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, nuntius a messenger, message. See Nuncio, and cf. Denunciate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Denounce

    de-nowns′, v.t. to inform against or accuse publicly: (U.S.) to claim the right of working a mine, as being abandoned or insufficiently worked.—ns. Denounce′ment (same as Denunciation); Denounc′er. [Fr. dénoncer—L. denuntiārede, inten., and nuntiāre, to announce.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of denounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of denounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of denounce in a Sentence

  1. Frank Dane:

    Preachers denounce sin as if it was available to everyone.

  2. Louis Farrakhan:

    Barack did not want to denounce me, but Bill Clinton forced Bill Clinton. And Bill Clinton gave in.

  3. Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon:

    He must heed the pleas from the police and the French people, who all denounce the lack of authority.

  4. Ruben Iriarte:

    We can't become what we are challenging, we can't denounce a corrupt regime and then join those who are corrupt.

  5. Igor Lamaka:

    We denounce the disorder in which international community wants to keep us in order to perpetuate the chaos in this country.

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  • وَشىArabic
  • оповестявам, порицавам, обвинявам, осъждам, денонсирамBulgarian
  • denunciarCatalan, Valencian
  • vyhlásit, označit, vypovědět, nařknoutCzech
  • opsige, anklage, beskylde, bekendtgøreDanish
  • verurteilen, kündigenGerman
  • denunciarSpanish
  • محکوم کردنPersian
  • antaa ilmi, julistaa, ilmiantaa, sanoa irti, ilmoittaa, syyttää, irtisanoa, tuomitaFinnish
  • balancer, dénoncerFrench
  • cronaich, rach an aghaidh, troid, càinScottish Gaelic
  • הוקיע, גינהHebrew
  • 非難Japanese
  • afkeuren, opzeggen, aanklagen, beschuldigen, bekendmakenDutch
  • zadenuncjować, wypowiedzieć, potępićPolish
  • acusar, denunciarPortuguese
  • угрожать, денонсировать, осведомлять, осуждать, пригрозить, оглашать, извещать, порицать, доносить, оповещать, разоблачать, обвинять, обличатьRussian
  • udaťSlovak
  • anklaga, beskylla, föreskriva, fördöma, anmäla, säga upp, kunggöra, kritisera, rapporteraSwedish
  • ปรักปรำThai
  • انکارUrdu

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