de·nounce /dɪˈnaʊn(t)s, di-/
De·nounce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denounced p. pr. & vb. n. Denouncing.]
1. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil). [Obs.]
Denouncing wrath to come. --Milton.
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish. --Deut. xxx. 18.
2. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.
His look denounced desperate. --Milton.
3. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.
Denounced for a heretic. --Sir T. More.
To denounce the immoralities of Julius Cæsar. --Brougham.
v 1: speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"
2: 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" [syn: stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, mark]
3: announce the termination of, as of treaties
4: give away information about somebody; "He told on his
classmate who had cheated on the exam" [syn: tell on, betray,
give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag]