denounce

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 denounce — I (condemn) verb anathematize, animadvert, asperse, assail, assail with censure, assault, attack, be censorious, belittle, berate, besmear, besmirch, blackball, blacken, blacklist, brand, bring into discredit, bring to account, call to account,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 denounce — early 14c., announce, from O.Fr. denoncier (12c., Mod.Fr. dénoncer), from L. denuntiare to announce, proclaim; denounce, menace; command, order, from de down + nuntiare proclaim, announce, from nuntius messenger (see NUNCIO (Cf. nuncio)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 denounce — [dē nouns′, dinouns′] vt. denounced, denouncing [ME denouncen < OFr denoncier < L denuntiare: see DENUNCIATION] 1. to accuse publicly; inform against [to denounce an accomplice in crime] 2. to condemn strongly as evil 3. to give formal… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 denounce — condemn, censure, reprobate, reprehend, blame, *criticize Analogous words: *accuse, charge, arraign, impeach, incriminate, indict: *decry, disparage, depreciate: revile, vituperate (see SCOLD) Antonyms: eulogize Contrasted words: *commend,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 denounce — [v] condemn, attack accuse, adjudicate, arraign, blacklist, blame, boycott, brand, castigate, censure, charge, charge with, criticize, damn, declaim, decry, denunciate, derogate, dress down, excoriate, expose, finger*, hang something on*, impeach …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 denounce — ► VERB ▪ publicly declare to be wrong or evil. DERIVATIVES denouncement noun denouncer noun. ORIGIN Latin denuntiare give official information , from nuntius messenger …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 denounce — v. 1) to denounce roundly 2) (B) to denounce smb. to the police 3) (D; tr.) to denounce as (to denounce smb. as an illegal alien) 4) (K) she denounced his drinking * * * [dɪ naʊns] (B) to denounce smb. to the police (K) she denounced his drinking …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 denounce — [[t]dɪna͟ʊns[/t]] denounces, denouncing, denounced 1) VERB If you denounce a person or an action, you criticize them severely and publicly because you feel strongly that they are wrong or evil. [V n] The letter called for trade union freedom and… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 denounce */ — UK [dɪˈnaʊns] / US verb [transitive] Word forms denounce : present tense I/you/we/they denounce he/she/it denounces present participle denouncing past tense denounced past participle denounced 1) to criticize someone or something severely in… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 denounce — verb /diˈnaʊns,dəˈnaʊns/ a) 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 …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 denounce — de|nounce [dıˈnauns] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : 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… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 denounce — de|nounce [ dı nauns ] verb transitive * 1. ) to criticize someone or something severely in public: American trade policies have been denounced by some European governments. denounce someone/something as: Some groups have denounced Bush s… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 denounce — verb (T) 1 to express strong disapproval of someone or something, especially in public: The President s statement was denounced by all parties. | denounce sb/sth as: He denounced the waste of public money as criminally negligent . 2 to give… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 denounce — denouncement, n. denouncer, n. /di nowns /, v.t., 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… …

    Universalium

  • 16 denounce — verb ADVERB ▪ angrily, bitterly, roundly, strongly ▪ openly, publicly ▪ He was publicly denounced as a traitor. PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 denounce — transitive verb (denounced; denouncing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French denuncier to proclaim, from Latin denuntiare, from de + nuntiare to report more at announce Date: 13th century 1. to pronounce especially publicly to be …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 denounce — Synonyms and related words: 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 …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 denounce — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. stigmatize, condemn, decry, censure; arraign, charge, accuse; curse, rail at. See accusation, condemnation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. condemn, charge, blame, accuse, decry, censure, criticize, indict …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 denounce — see PRONOUNCE …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins