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 are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats