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denounce


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  Denouncing  wrath  to  come  --Milton. 
 
  I  denounce  unto  you  this  day  that  ye  shall  surely 
  perish.  --Deut.  xxx. 
  18. 
 
  2.  To  proclaim  in  a  threatening  manner;  to  threaten  by  some 
  outward  sign  or  expression. 
 
  His  look  denounced  desperate.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  point  out  as  deserving  of  reprehension  or  punishment, 
  etc.;  to  accuse  in  a  threatening  manner;  to  invoke  censure 
  upon  to  stigmatize. 
 
  Denounced  for  a  heretic.  --Sir  T.  More 
 
  To  denounce  the  immoralities  of  Julius  C[ae]sar. 
  --Brougham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  denounce 
  v  1:  speak  out  against;  "He  denounced  the  Nazis" 
  2:  to  accuse  or  condemn  openly  or  formally:  "He  denounced  the 
  government  action."  [syn:  {stigmatize},  {brand},  {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:  {tell  on},  {betray}, 
  {give  away},  {rat},  {grass},  {peach},  {shit},  {shop},  {snitch}, 
  {stag}] 




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