Associations to the word «Denounce»


DENOUNCE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.
DENOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To criticize or speak out against (someone or something); to point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to openly accuse or condemn in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize; to blame.
DENOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.
DENOUNCE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.
DENOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.

Dictionary definition

DENOUNCE, verb. Speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis".
DENOUNCE, verb. 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".
DENOUNCE, verb. Announce the termination of, as of treaties.
DENOUNCE, verb. Give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne