Complete Definition of "denounce"

was wotd|2007|July|2
English

Etymology
From F. dénoncer, OF. denoncier, from L. denuntio|dÄnÅ«ntiÅ, denuncio|dÄnÅ«nciÅ; from de-#Latin|de- + nuntio|nÅ«ntiÅ "announce, report", from nuntius|nÅ«ntius "messenger, message."

Pronunciation
IPA|/di'naÊns/ or /dÉ'naÊns/
audio|en-uk-denounce.ogg|Audio (UK)
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rhymes|aÊns

Verb
en-verb|denounc|ing

  1. context|transitive|archaic To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.

#: rfdate denouncing wrath to come (Milton)

  1. transitive 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

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

#: to denounce a confederate in crime
#: to denounce someone to the authorities

  1. transitive To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.

#: to denounce war; to denounce punishment

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

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

Related terms
denouncement
denouncer
denunciate
denunciation
denunciative
denunciator
denunciatory

Translations
trans-top|To make known in a formal manner
Danish: bekendtgøre
Dutch: bekendmaken
Finnish: julistaa, ilmoittaa
trans-mid
Polish: zadenuncjowaÄ
Russian: оглаÑаÑÑ (oglašátâ)
Swedish: tjalla
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trans-top|To criticize or speak out against
Danish: beskylde
Dutch: beschuldigen, afkeuren
Finnish: (to criticise) arvostella, kritisoida, haukkua; (to point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment); (to invoke censure upon) parjata, haukkua; (to stigmatise) leimata
French: dénoncer
German: verurteilen
trans-mid
Hebrew: ××× ×ת (leganot), ×××ק××¢ (lehoqia)
Polish: potÄpiÄ
Portuguese: denunciar
Russian: облиÑаÑÑ, оÑÑждаÑÑ (osuždátâ)
Swedish: fördöma, kritisera, anklaga, beskylla
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trans-top|To make a formal or public accusation against
Catalan: denunciar
Danish: anklage
Dutch: aanklagen
Finnish: (to make a public accusation against) tuomita; (~ a conf. in crime; ~ sb to authorities) ilmiantaa
French: dénoncer
Hebrew: ××× ×ת (leganot), ×××ק××¢ (lehoqia)
trans-mid
Portuguese: acusar
Russian: ÑазоблаÑаÑÑ (razoblaÄátâ); доноÑиÑÑ (donosítâ) (to inform against)
Spanish: denunciar
Swedish: anmäla, rapportera
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trans-top|To proclaim in a threatening manner
Finnish: julistaa
Hebrew: ××× ×ת (leganot), ×××ק××¢ (lehoqia)
Japanese: éé£ãã(ã²ãªããã, hinansuru)
trans-mid
Russian: пÑигÑозиÑÑ (pf.)
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trans-top|To announce the termination of; especially a treaty
Danish: opsige
Dutch: opzeggen
Finnish: irtisanoa, sanoa irti
French: dénoncer
trans-mid
German: kündigen
Polish: wypowiedzieÄ
Russian: денонÑиÑоваÑÑ (denonsírovatâ)
Swedish: säga upp
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See also
announce
enounce
pronounce
renounce

References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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