Definition of denunciate in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈnʌnsɪeɪt/

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[with object]
Publicly declare to be wrong or evil; denounce: about 1500 civilians joined the demonstration to denunciate terrorism
More example sentences
  • He promulgated the obliteration of all signs of tradition from compositions, even going so far as to denunciate Schoenberg and Stravinsky for elements of compromise in their later music.
  • The United Nations have pointed out and denunciated its human rights record.
  • They denunciated Nagy as a potential premier and instead appointed Erno Gero.


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

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