denounce

Definitions

  • Cicero denouncing Catiline
    Cicero denouncing Catiline
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v denounce speak out against "He denounced the Nazis"
    • v denounce give away information about somebody "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
    • v denounce announce the termination of, as of treaties
    • v denounce 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In South Carolina you can be fined for not denouncing "the evils of intemperance" on the fourth Friday of every October.
    • Denounce To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil). "Denouncing wrath to come.""I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish."
    • Denounce 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.""To denounce the immoralities of Julius Cæsar."
    • Denounce To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression. "His look denounced desperate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • denounce To make known in a formal manner; proclaim; announce; declare.
    • denounce To proclaim or declare as impending or threatened; formally or publicly threaten to do or effect; make a menace of: as, to denounce war; to denounce punishment.
    • denounce To proclaim censure or condemnation of; brand publicly; stigmatize; arraign: as, to denounce one as a swindler, or as a coward.
    • denounce To make formal or public accusation against; inform against; accuse: used especially where knowledge of wrongful acts has been acquired confidentially or stealthily: as, to denounce a confederate in crime; to denounce one to the authorities.
    • denounce In Mexican and Spanish mining-law:
    • denounce To lay an information against (a mine) as forfeit because of abandonment, or through being insufficiently worked; hence, to claim the right to work (such a mine) by laying an information against it.
    • denounce To announce and register the discovery of (a new mine or mineral deposit), and thus preëmpt; hence, to lay claim to on the ground of discovery and registry.
    • denounce In diplomacy, to announce the intention of abrogating (a treaty) in accordance with its provisions or arbitrarily.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Denounce de-nowns′ to inform against or accuse publicly:
    • v.t Denounce de-nowns′ (U.S.) to claim the right of working a mine, as being abandoned or insufficiently worked
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Quotations

  • Chris Patten
    Chris Patten
    “Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off.”
  • Frank Dane
    Frank%20Dane
    “Preachers denounce sin as if it was available to everyone.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. dénoncer, OF. denoncier, fr. L. denuntiare, denunciare,; de-, + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, nuntius, a messenger, message. See Nuncio, and cf. Denunciate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. dénoncer—L. denuntiārede, inten., and nuntiāre, to announce.

Usage

In literature:

True, Dr. Samuel Johnson had denounced the whole thing as an imposition 'as gross as ever the world was troubled with.
"Art in England" by Dutton Cook
BROWZER denounced the envy and arrogance of mankind, and sent his parcel to a publisher.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 31, 1892" by Various
Even Squire Hathorne's wine-crimsoned face paled, lest she would turn around and denounce him too.
"Dulcibel" by Henry Peterson
Their leaders are now denounced as criminals and outlaws.
"The Debs Decision" by Scott Nearing
You denounced me by name as a friend of Luther.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
We therefore offer you the alternative of joining our fraternity or of being denounced to-morrow as an enemy of the Czar.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
He would have been safe too, but we had a difference about money, and I denounced him.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
The manner of its rejection, by being thrown into the sea at Boston, was universally denounced by all parties in England.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2" by Egerton Ryerson
Meanwhile, in his Newark speech, he denounced the government for seeking to undo the mischief of the Irish alliance by systematic agitation.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
When the comic drama was unsparingly denounced by Collier, Congreve defended himself and his friends.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
I might denounce him to the authorities, but I would warn him first.
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Horatio Alger
He spoke of Winthrop by name and denounced him.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Now, horrible to relate, she has made her way to the Inquisition at Triana, and has denounced all the Protestants in Seville.
"The Last Look" by W.H.G. Kingston
After denouncing the curse, the two holy men went on their way.
"Mexico and its Religion" by Robert A. Wilson
As predicted, several ultra anti-masonic editors in Genesee and Ontario counties immediately denounced the nomination of Thompson.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Episcopalians resent it by ostracism if the cause is trivial, and a "separation" is denounced in the pulpit.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
But he denounced all ecclesiastical changes made during the king's minority as illegal and invalid.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
Denounced of retribution from all time; They owe me still my father's and my uncle's.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
The question is: Does it forbid, denounce, or dissuade, its introduction?
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
He refused to meet Sieyes, and persistently denounced and vilified Mirabeau.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
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In poetry:

What curses doth the law denounce
Against the man that fails but once!
But in the gospel Christ appears
Pard'ning the guilt of num'rous years.
"Hymn 121" by Isaac Watts
``Then must you with invectives fume and rage
All through the land, denouncing evil times,
With histrionic passion; 'tis a stage
For mountebanks and mimes—
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Denouncing murderous strife, the rebel train
Wave their red ensigns of inhuman hate
O'er every hamlet, every peaceful plain;
Rejecting reason, and despising fate.
"Address To Albion" by Thomas Gent
For his humility, dove-clear of guile;—
The sin denouncing, he, like thy great Paul,
Still claimed in it the greatest share, the while
Our eyes, love-sharpened, saw him best of all!
"A Thanksgiving For F. D. Maurice" by George MacDonald
And "Stowe," thou gifted daughter of the North,
Friend of the Southern slave, we call thee forth:
Let truth and candour guide thy graphic pen;
Denounce white slavery in the Northern men.
"Civil War In America--Expostulation" by Janet Hamilton
- Ladies, I listened to a ring of dames;
Judicial in the robe and wig; secure
As venerated portraits in their frames;
And they denounced some insurrection new
Against sound laws which keep you good and pure.
Are you of them? are they of you?
"A Ballad Of Fair Ladies In Revolt" by George Meredith

In news:

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon denounces right-to-work law.
AP Denounces Homophobia — The Word, That Is.
It also explains why liberals have refused to denounce Mr Farrakhan despite his repeated, twisted racial theories about the innate perversity of "white civilization" and the supposed "supremacy" of blacks .
Campaign-finance scolds denounce the system they created.
The gains by rebel forces came as the European Union denounced the Syrian conflict, which activists say has killed more than 40,000 people.
Angry over budget cuts, parents at School District 15 weighed in Wednesday, denouncing, hissing and booing a temporary school board of three trustees who passed a budget that the elected board would not.
All of them have been denounced as turncoats.
The letter requests that the council issue a formal complaint against Talbert and recommends that other bishops be censured if they don't denounce Talbert's support for marriage equality.
Hicks From the Sticks Channeling Sarah Palin, Campfield Denounces Obama's 'Shuck and Jive Song and Dance'.
Policemen extinguish a fire after South Korean conservative activists tried to burn a mock North Korean missile during a protest denouncing North Korea's rocket launch, in Seoul on December 12, 2012.
Egyptian protesters chant slogans denouncing the proposed constitution and the upcoming referendum Thursday during a rally in Cairo, Egypt.
Civil liberties group denounces 'Passion' ban.
Earlier this week, all eyes were on young star Angus T Jones when his "Forerunner Chrconicles" religious rants hit the web, denouncing the ten-year show as "filth" and urging viewers not to watch.
Charles Darwin earned almost 4,000 write-in votes against a Georgia congressman who denounced evolution and other scientific theories as "lies straight from the pit of hell".
Brooks and incumbent state Rep Dennis Rosa, D-Leominster, immediately denounced the vandalism.
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In science:

Despite of this, when the U.S. military’s intention to use uranium bullets became public, the program was denounced in the Congressional Record as “shocking ” .
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
Einstein denounces the existence of an absolute space by considering two massive bodies far away both from other masses and from each other and in relative rotation along their line of connection.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
Sokal and his friends are right to denounce the anarchic migration of concepts from the hard sciences to the humanities which can only lead to a semblance of rigor and validity.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
Quantum jump dynamics has nothing to do with decoherence, so that the concept of the latter is denounced.
Indeterministic Quantum Gravity and Cosmology XI. Quantum Measurement
In IQGC, quantum jump dynamics has nothing to do with the absurd condition given by eq.(3.3), so that the concept of decoherence is denounced.
Indeterministic Quantum Gravity and Cosmology XI. Quantum Measurement
You can not make a bread into a divine body if it is only atoms, they say.” Indeed, someone filed a denounce against Galileo claiming that is theory was against the dogma of transustantiation.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
As a matter of fact, when constructing atoms (in the usual NR framework), we have necessarily to introduce “by hand” the Pauli exclusion principle which is related, as known, to spin; and in the Schr¨odinger equation the Planck constant  implicitly denounces the presence of spin.
Spin and Madelung fluid
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