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Definition of "denounce" []

  • To condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible. See Synonyms at criticize. (verb-transitive)
  • To accuse formally. (verb-transitive)
  • To give formal announcement of the ending of (a treaty). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "denounce" in a sentence
  • "He was DANCING and CLAPPING with others at Rev. Wright for 20 years and now only you are making PUBLIC about your denounce ... the main purpose of the denounce is to get votes rather than to focus on issues."
  • "WASHINGTON (CNN) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted President Bush's comments Thursday suggesting that Democrats believe "we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals" and suggested Senator John McCain denounce them."
  • "Had this been 1930s Germany, one might as easily heard someone like Palin denounce Bolshevism as a Jewish reality."