Definition of denunciate in English:


Line breaks: de|nun¦ci|ate
Pronunciation: /dɪˈnʌnsɪeɪt


[with object]
  • Publicly declare to be wrong or evil; denounce: about 1500 civilians joined the demonstration to denunciate terrorism
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    • Rather than denunciating everyone involved in ocean waste disposal, they embraced the concept of international regulation.
    • She hasn't told you at all who had been denunciating you.
    • The United Nations have pointed out and denunciated its human rights record.


late 16th century: from medieval Latin denunciat-, from the verb denuntiare 'give official information', based on nuntius 'messenger': see -ate3.

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