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denounce

de·nounce

denounce

 
pronunciation:
dih naUns
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: denounced, denounces, denouncing
definition 1: to attack or condemn verbally; speak out against; censure.
The newspapers denounced the former regime and called its leaders corrupt and immoral.Abolitionists vehemently denounced slavery.
synonyms:
censure, condemn, decry, proscribe, upbraid, vilify
antonyms:
eulogize, praise
similar words:
attack, blast, criminate, criticize, defame, denigrate, disparage, fulminate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprobate, savage
definition 2: to bring a formal accusation against; accuse.
A fellow worker denounced him, and he was arrested by the state security police.
synonyms:
indict
similar words:
accuse, arraign, charge, criminate, incriminate
definition 3: to announce the ending or repudiation of (a treaty or the like).
similar words:
repudiate
derivations: denouncement (n.), denouncer (n.)
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The word denounce contains the following part:
noun, nunc Latin root that means declare