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denounce

Synonyms of denounce in English:

verb

  • 1 the pope denounced abortion and the use of contraceptives
    condemn, criticize, attack, censure, castigate, decry, revile, vilify, besmirch, discredit, damn, reject, proscribe;
    find fault with, cast aspersions on, malign, pour scorn on, rail against, inveigh against, fulminate against, declaim against, give something a bad press, run something down;
    North American  slur
    informal bad-mouth, knock, pan, slam, hammer, blast, hit out at, lay into, lace into, pull to pieces, pull apart, savage, maul
    British informal slate, slag off, have a go at, give some stick to
    archaic rate, slash, reprobate
    [Antonyms] praise
  • 2 he feared he would be denounced as a traitor
    expose, betray, inform against, inform on;
    incriminate, implicate, cite, name, accuse
    informal do
    archaic inculpate
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