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Definition to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)

Much more rarely, denounce can indicate the termination of a treaty or other formal agreement.
  • She denounced him as a liar.
denounced = strongly criticized or accused publicly
  • Angry Iraqis denounced terrorist attacks as harmful to progress for the Iraqi people.
  • denounced = strongly criticized
  • Although Thomas Jefferson denounced inequality, he continued to hold slaves.
  • They set out to improve the image of Islam in America by denouncing hatred and emphasizing the faith's common values with other Western creeds.
  • Luther vigorously denounced the sale of indulgences.
  • My sister spent the next ten minutes denouncing the Greek system of sororities and fraternities.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • denouncing = strongly criticizing
  • In trials that were roundly denounced by human rights groups, the nineteen were eventually given life sentences.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • denounced = strongly criticized
  • The implication is that instead of denouncing sweatshops, we in the West should be encouraging manufacturing in poor countries, particularly in Africa and the Muslim world.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • denouncing = strongly criticizing
  • I denounce this person as a liar, and impeach him as a coward.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • denounce = to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

    or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
  • And he was more interested in denouncing the faults of the capitalist world than in cataloging the failures of socialism.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • denouncing = strongly criticizing
  • it was a time when news about who betrayed, who denounced, and who collaborated spread through nervous Prague
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • denounced = informed against someone to the authorities
  • For good measure, she forbade Felicia to visit her best friend, Herminia, whose father everyone denounced as a witch doctor.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • denounced = strongly criticized or accused
  • They denounce God as a hallucination-a delusional crutch for those too weak to accept that life is meaningless.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • denounce = strongly criticized or accused publicly
  • ...they denounced the American scene as corrupt and degenerate,
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • denounced = strongly and publicly criticized
  • The leaflets denounced the United Nations vote,
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • denounced = strongly criticized
  • the spy's mistress had learned of his activities, and before she could denounce him, he had gunned her down cold-bloodedly.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • denounce = turn him into the authorities
  • ...published a scathing denunciation of the population limitation laws.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • denunciation = criticism
  • Rowena scathingly denounced her betrothed for getting drunk,
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • denounced = strongly criticized
  • ... and denounced abuses,
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • denounced = strongly criticized
  • Who denounced in unmeasured terms the exploiters of his own time:
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
denounced = strongly criticized or accused publicly

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