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From French dénoncer, Old French denoncier, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dēnūntiō, dēnūnciō; from de- + nūntiō "announce, report", from nūntius "messenger, message."
Third person singular
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.
- (A date for this quote is being sought): denouncing wrath to come (Milton)
- (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.
- to denounce someone as a swindler, or as a coward
- (transitive) To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.
- to denounce a confederate in crime
- to denounce someone to the authorities
- (transitive) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.
- to denounce war; to denounce punishment
- (transitive) To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.
- "denounce" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
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