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denounce

[dih-nouns]
verb (used with object), denounced, denouncing.
1.
to condemn or censure openly or publicly: to denounce a politician as morally corrupt.
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, agreement, or the like).
4.
Archaic. to announce or proclaim, especially as something evil or calamitous.
5.
Obsolete. to portend.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English denouncen < Old French denoncier to speak out < Latin dēnuntiāre to threaten (dē- de- + nuntiāre to announce, derivative of nuntius messenger)

denouncement, noun
denouncer, noun
undenounced, adjective

denounce, renounce.


1. attack, stigmatize, blame, brand.


1. praise, commend.
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denounce (dɪˈnaʊns)
 
vb
1.  to deplore or condemn openly or vehemently
2.  to give information against; accuse
3.  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]
 
de'nouncement
 
n
 
de'nouncer
 
n

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denounce
c.1300, from O.Fr. denoncier, from L. denuntiare, from de- "down" + nuntiare "proclaim, announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio).
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