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denounce
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
  • But when, some year or two afterwards, Moby Dick was fairly sighted from the mast-heads, Macey, the chief mate, burned with ardour to encounter him; and the captain himself being not unwilling to let him have the opportunity, despite all the archangel's denunciations and forewarnings, Macey succeeded in persuading five men to man his boat.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (48% in)

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