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denounce Explained

denounce at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


denounce at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, from O.Fr. denoncier, from L. denuntiare, from de- "down" + nuntiare "proclaim, announce," from nuntius "messenger." ///

denounce at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: denoncier 'to announce', from Latin denuntiare, from nuntiare 'to report']//
1 to express strong disapproval of someone or something, especially in public: denunciation// --Amnesty International denounced the failure by the authorities to take action.// denounce sb/sth as sth// --He denounced the election as a farce.//
2 to give information to the police or other authority about someone's illegal political activities: denounce sb to sb// --She denounced him to the secret police.//

denounce at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

103 Moby Thesaurus words for "denounce":
accuse, allege, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign,
article, assail, attack, attaint, be imminent, betray, blacklist,
blame, bludgeon, book, brand, bring accusation, bring charges,
bring home to, bring to book, bulldoze, call to account,
cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, charge, cite,
comminate, complain, complain against, condemn, convict, criticize,
cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn, decry,
denunciate, doom, excommunicate, fasten on, fasten upon,
find guilty, finger, forebode, fulminate against,
hang something on, impeach, implicate, imply, impugn, impute,
incriminate, indict, inform, inform against, inform on, insinuate,
intimidate, inveigh against, knock, lay charges, lodge a complaint,
lodge a plaint, look threatening, lower, menace, pass sentence on,
penalize, pillory, pin on, prefer charges, press charges,
pronounce judgment, pronounce sentence, proscribe, put on report,
rap, reflect upon, report, reprehend, reproach, reprobate, reveal,
revile, ridicule, sentence, shake up, skin, stigmatize,
take to task, task, taunt with, tax, threaten, twit,
utter threats against, vilify, vituperate, warn

denounce at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Malediction): curse, damn, swear at, curse, execrate, scold, censure, denounce, proscribe, excommunicate, swear, damn.

[N] (Accusation): accusation, charge, imputation, slur, inculpation, incrimination, recrimination, denunciation, denouncement, libel, challenge, arraignment, impeachment, indictment

[V] (Accusation): accuse, charge, tax, impute, stigmatize, slur, cast a stone at, incriminate, inculpate, implicate, call to account, censure, indict, denounce, arraign, impeach.

denounce at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN]
1 ~ sb/sth (as sth) to strongly criticize sb/sth that you think is wrong, illegal, etc:
She publicly denounced the government's handling of the crisis. * The project was denounced as a scandalous waste of public money.
2 ~ sb (as sth) to tell the police, the authorities, etc. about sb's illegal political activities:
They were denounced as spies. * Many people denounced their friends and neighbours to the secret police.

Denounce at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Denounce \De*nounce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Denounced}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Denouncing}.] [F. d['e]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[ae]sar.

denounce at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 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" [syn: {stigmatize}, {stigmatise}, {brand}, {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" [syn: {tell on}, {betray},
{give away}, {rat}, {grass}, {shit}, {shop}, {snitch}, {stag}]

denounce at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2007|July|2



From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » denuncier||lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » denuntio|dēnūntiō||lang=la|to announce", "to denounce", "to threaten, from Inter: term » de||lang=la| + Inter: term » nuntio|nūntiō|lang=la|to announce", "to report", "to denounce, from Inter: term » nuntius|nūntius|lang=la|messenger", "message


* Inter: IPA » /diˈnaʊns/|/dəˈnaʊns/
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-denounce.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: audio » en-us-denounce.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » aʊns


    Inter: en-verb » denounc|ing

  • Inter: transitive » obsolete To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.
    1. 1603, Inter: w » John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.35:
    2. : Nero ... sent his Satellites or officers toward him, to denounce the decree of his death to him ....
    3. Inter: quote-book » title=Category: w - :Paradise Lost|Paradise Lost|author=Category: w - :John Milton|John Milton|year=1667|passage=And full of peace, denouncing wrath to come
    4. Inter: transitiv » e 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.
    5. : to denounce someone as a swindler, or as a coward
    6. Inter: transitiv » e To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.
    7. : to denounce a confederate in crime
    8. : to denounce someone to the authorities
    9. Inter: transitive » obsolete To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.
    10. : to denounce war; to denounce punishment
    11. Inter: transitiv » e To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.


      * attack, charge, condemn, criticize, damn, decry, discredit, inveigh against, proscribe, report

      Related terms

      * denunciate

      Derived terms

      * denouncement

  • denouncer

    Related terms

    Inter: rel-top » terms related to denounce
  • denunciate
  • denunciation
  • denunciative

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • denunciator
    • denunciatory

    Inter: rel-botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » to make known in a formal manner
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|оповестявам
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|označit
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|bekendtgøre
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|bekendmaken
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|julistaa, Inter: t+ » fi|ilmoittaa

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|zadenuncjować
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|оглашать|tr=oglašátʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|осведомлять|tr=ogsvedomljátʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|извещать|tr=izveščátʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|оповещать|tr=opoveščátʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|udať
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|föreskriva, Inter: t+ » sv|kunggöra

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to criticize or speak out against
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|порицавам, Inter: t+ » bg|осъждам
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|denunciar
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nařknout
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|beskylde
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beschuldigen, Inter: t+ » nl|afkeuren
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tuomita

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dénoncer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|verurteilen
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|גינה|tr=giná, Inter: t- » he|הוקיע|tr=hokía
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|potępić
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|denunciar
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|обличать|tr=obličátʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|осуждать|tr=osuždátʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|порицать|tr=poricátʹ|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|càin, Inter: t- » gd|rach an aghaidh, Inter: t- » gd|cronaich, Inter: t- » gd|troid
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|fördöma, Inter: t+ » sv|kritisera, Inter: t+ » sv|anklaga, Inter: t+ » sv|beskylla

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to make a formal or public accusation against
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|وشى|alt=وَشى|tr=wašā
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|обвинявам
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|denunciar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|譴責|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|谴责|tr=qiǎnzé|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nařknout
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|anklage
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aanklagen
    • Finnish: Inter: qualifier » to make a public accusation against Inter: t+ » fi|syyttää; Inter: qualifier » to inform against Inter: t+ » fi|ilmiantaa, Inter: t- » fi|antaa ilmi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dénoncer, Inter: qualifier » slang Inter: t+ » fr|balancer
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|גינה|tr=giná, Inter: t- » he|הוקיע|tr=hokía
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|acusar
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|разоблачать|tr=razoblačátʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » to inform against Inter: t+ » ru|доносить|tr=donosítʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|обвинять|tr=obvinjátʹ|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|denunciar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|anmäla, Inter: t- » sv|rapportera

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to proclaim in a threatening manner
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|非難|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|非难|tr=fēinàn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vyhlásit
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|julistaa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|גינה|tr=giná, Inter: t- » he|הוקיע|tr=hokía
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|非難|tr=ひなんする, hinan suru|alt=非難する|sc=Jpan
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|угрожать|tr=ugrožátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|пригрозить|tr=prigrozítʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|troid

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to announce the termination of; especially a treaty
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|денонсирам
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vypovědět
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|opsige
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|opzeggen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|irtisanoa, Inter: t- » fi|sanoa irti

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dénoncer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|kündigen
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|wypowiedzieć
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|денонсировать|tr=denonsírovatʹ|sc=Cyrl
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|säga upp

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * announce
    • enounce
    • pronounce
    • renounce


      * Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3


      * enounced

    Translation: cs » denounce
    Translation: da » denounce
    Translation: et » denounce
    Translation: el » denounce
    Translation: eo » denounce
    Translation: fa » denounce
    Translation: fr » denounce
    Translation: ko » denounce
    Translation: io » denounce
    Translation: kn » denounce
    Translation: hu » denounce
    Translation: mg » denounce
    Translation: ml » denounce
    Translation: my » denounce
    Translation: nl » denounce
    Translation: pl » denounce
    Translation: fi » denounce
    Translation: sv » denounce
    Translation: ta » denounce
    Translation: te » denounce
    Translation: th » denounce
    Translation: vi » denounce
    Translation: zh » denounce