denounce
I (condemn) verb anathematize, animadvert, asperse, assail, assail with censure, assault, attack, be censorious, belittle, berate, besmear, besmirch, blackball, blacken, blacklist, brand, bring into discredit, bring to account, call to account, calumniate, cast a slur upon, cast aspersions, cast reflection upon, cast reproach upon, castigate, cavil, censure, challenge, chastise, chide, cite, comminate, condemn openly, contemn, criminate, criticize, criticize severely, cry down, cry out against, declaim against, decry, defame, deflate, degrade, denigrate, denunciate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, destroy, detract, disapprove, discommend, discountenance, discredit, dishonor, disparage, dispraise, disvalue, dress down, excite disapprobation, exclaim against, excoriate, execrate, find fault with, frown upon, fulminate against, gibbet, impugn, inculpate, inveigh, lash, malign, ostracize, pass censure on, pillory, protest against, publicly accuse, put in a bad light, rebuke, recriminate, reflect upon, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprobate, revile, scold, slur, smear, speak ill of, stigmatize, take exception to, take to task, traduce, upbraid, vilify, vilipend, vituperate II (inform against) verb accuse, arraign, bear witness against, blame, bring accusation, bring charges, charge, complain against, divulge, hold accountable, hold responsible, impeach, implicate, impute, incriminate, inculpate, incur blame, indict, inform, inform on, involve, lay blame upon, lay charges against, lodge a complaint, make charges against, make formal accusation against, name, point at, publicly accuse, report against, turn informer III index accuse, arraign, blame, cavil, censure, challenge, charge (accuse), cite (accuse), complain (charge), complain (criticize), condemn (blame), contemn, convict, decry, defame, demonstrate (protest), denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, disapprove (condemn), discommend, dishonor (deprive of honor), disoblige, except (object), expose, fault, impeach, implicate, impugn, incriminate, inform (betray), inveigh, involve (implicate), libel, malign, oppugn, pillory, protest, rebel, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, smear, sully

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


denounce
To publicly declare someone or something to be morally wrong or evil; to inform against someone, usually in order to allow the authorities to arrest that person.
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  • Denounce — De*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Denounced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Denouncing}.] [F. d[ e]noncer, OF. denoncier, fr. L. denuntiare, denunciare; de + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, nuntius a messenger, message. See {Nuncio}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • denounce — early 14c., announce, from O.Fr. denoncier (12c., Mod.Fr. dénoncer), from L. denuntiare to announce, proclaim; denounce, menace; command, order, from de down + nuntiare proclaim, announce, from nuntius messenger (see NUNCIO (Cf. nuncio)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • denounce — [dē nouns′, dinouns′] vt. denounced, denouncing [ME denouncen < OFr denoncier < L denuntiare: see DENUNCIATION] 1. to accuse publicly; inform against [to denounce an accomplice in crime] 2. to condemn strongly as evil 3. to give formal… …   English World dictionary

  • denounce — condemn, censure, reprobate, reprehend, blame, *criticize Analogous words: *accuse, charge, arraign, impeach, incriminate, indict: *decry, disparage, depreciate: revile, vituperate (see SCOLD) Antonyms: eulogize Contrasted words: *commend,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • denounce — [v] condemn, attack accuse, adjudicate, arraign, blacklist, blame, boycott, brand, castigate, censure, charge, charge with, criticize, damn, declaim, decry, denunciate, derogate, dress down, excoriate, expose, finger*, hang something on*, impeach …   New thesaurus

  • denounce — ► VERB ▪ publicly declare to be wrong or evil. DERIVATIVES denouncement noun denouncer noun. ORIGIN Latin denuntiare give official information , from nuntius messenger …   English terms dictionary

  • denounce — v. 1) to denounce roundly 2) (B) to denounce smb. to the police 3) (D; tr.) to denounce as (to denounce smb. as an illegal alien) 4) (K) she denounced his drinking * * * [dɪ naʊns] (B) to denounce smb. to the police (K) she denounced his drinking …   Combinatory dictionary

  • denounce — [[t]dɪna͟ʊns[/t]] denounces, denouncing, denounced 1) VERB If you denounce a person or an action, you criticize them severely and publicly because you feel strongly that they are wrong or evil. [V n] The letter called for trade union freedom and… …   English dictionary

  • denounce */ — UK [dɪˈnaʊns] / US verb [transitive] Word forms denounce : present tense I/you/we/they denounce he/she/it denounces present participle denouncing past tense denounced past participle denounced 1) to criticize someone or something severely in… …   English dictionary

  • denounce — verb /diˈnaʊns,dəˈnaʊns/ a) 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 …   Wiktionary

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