verb (denounc, ing)
- (context, transitive, archaic) To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.
Etymology: From dénoncer, denoncier, from denuntio, dÄnÅntiÅ, denuncio, dÄnÅnciÅ; from de-Latin, de- + nuntio, nÅntiÅ "announce, report", from nuntius, nÅntius "messenger, message."
- (rfdate) denouncing wrath to come (Milton)
- (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 someone as a swindler, or as a coward
- (transitive) To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.
- to a confederate in crime
- to someone to the authorities
- (transitive) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.
- to war; to punishment
- (transitive) To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.
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