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VERB (4)

1. speak out against;
- Example: "He denounced the Nazis"

2. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful;
- Example: "He denounced the government action"
- Example: "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
[syn: stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark]

3. announce the termination of, as of treaties;

4. give away information about somebody;
- Example: "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
[syn: denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. Denunciate.] 1. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil). [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Denouncing wrath to come. --Milton. [1913 Webster] I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish. --Deut. xxx. 18. [1913 Webster] 2. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression. [1913 Webster] His look denounced desperate. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize. [1913 Webster] Denounced for a heretic. --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] To denounce the immoralities of Julius C[ae]sar. --Brougham. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

denounce v 1: speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis" 2: to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock" [syn: stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark] 3: announce the termination of, as of treaties 4: give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam" [syn: denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

103 Moby Thesaurus words for "denounce": 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 book, bulldoze, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, charge, cite, comminate, complain, complain against, condemn, convict, criticize, cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn, decry, denunciate, doom, excommunicate, fasten on, fasten upon, find guilty, finger, forebode, fulminate against, hang something on, impeach, implicate, imply, impugn, impute, incriminate, indict, inform, inform against, inform on, insinuate, intimidate, inveigh against, knock, lay charges, lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, look threatening, lower, menace, pass sentence on, penalize, pillory, pin on, prefer charges, press charges, pronounce judgment, pronounce sentence, proscribe, put on report, rap, reflect upon, report, reprehend, reproach, reprobate, reveal, revile, ridicule, sentence, shake up, skin, stigmatize, take to task, task, taunt with, tax, threaten, twit, utter threats against, vilify, vituperate, warn