- (transitive, obsolete) To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.
- (transitive) To criticize or speak out against (someone or something); to point out as deserving of reprehension, etc.; to openly accuse or condemn in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize; to blame.
- to denounce someone as a swindler, or as a coward
- 2013 May 23, Sarah Lyall, "British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party," New York Times (retrieved 29 May 2013):
- Mr. Cameron had a respite Thursday from the negative chatter swirling around him when he appeared outside 10 Downing Street to denounce the murder a day before of a British soldier on a London street.
- (transitive) To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.
- to denounce a confederate in crime
- to denounce someone to the authorities
- (transitive, obsolete) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.
- to denounce war; to denounce punishment
- (transitive) To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.
- (US, historical) To claim the right of working a mine that is abandoned or insufficiently worked.
to make known in a formal manner
to criticize or speak out against
to make a formal or public accusation against
to proclaim in a threatening manner
to announce the termination of; especially a treaty
- denounce in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- denounce in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.