Definition of denounce in English:

denounce

Line breaks: de|nounce
Pronunciation: /dɪˈnaʊns
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

denouncement

noun
More example sentences
  • Marisol perhaps needed to distance herself from the rumors and her verbal denouncement of the practice was a good place to start.
  • Masquerading his message as a typical tale of lovers spurned and yearned, he fashioned a vitriolic denouncement of his countrymen, people whom he saw as being more capable of lying or hiding than fighting.
  • As government workers, they should have shunned the denouncement of the impeachment, which is a sort of intervention in politics, especially around the time of the approaching general elections.

denouncer

noun
More example sentences
  • Great meetings are being held in which warm and angry words prevail by both favourers and denouncers of the measure, and petitions, pro and con, to both houses of parliament, are lying for signature in all parts of this town.
  • The records project an image of the denouncers - who, not surprisingly, tended to come from the same milieu as those on whom they informed - as drawn largely from groups at the lower end of the social scale.
  • Often, when I have responded to some of this stuff, I've gotten an immediate, mortified apology - as though the denouncer didn't quite realize that he or she was engaged in something more than a symbolic exercise.

Origin

Middle English (originally in the sense 'proclaim', also 'proclaim someone to be wicked, a rebel, etc.'): from Old French denoncier, from Latin denuntiare 'give official information', based on nuntius 'messenger'.

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