denounce denounce  /dɪ ˈnaʊns/


  1. (v) speak out against
  2. (v) to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
  3. (v) announce the termination of, as of treaties
  4. (v) give away information about somebody


Derived Word(s)


  1. Some conservative Evangelicals denounce megacongregations as devotion lite, delivering plenty of entertainment but asking for little commitment.
  2. McCain has already been forced to denounce several instances of some of these efforts.
  3. Mexico's leftist opposition may denounce the administration of President Felipe Caldern as a government of the rich, but the rich are not so sure.


  1. Opponents denounce Clay vicious dog ordinance, call for non-breed specific rules

    CLAY, Alabama -- People lined the wall at a standing room only Clay City Council meeting this evening as opponents denounced a recently enacted vicious dog ordinance.That ordinance, passed after Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale shot one of a pack...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Birmingham News

  2. GE Engine Venture Claims Savings Pratt Calls ‘Garbage’

    The rivalry over engine sales for more than 1,100 narrow-body jets flared anew when a fuel-saving claim by a General Electric Co. (GE) - Safran SA (SAF) joint venture spurred Pratt & Whitney to denounce the assertion as “garbage.”
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Southern Baptists denounce Scouts for allowing gay youth

    Southern Baptists denounce Scouts for allowing gay youth Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:29 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Just one man spoke in opposition to a resolution passed by Southern Baptists on Wednesday denouncing the Boy Scouts of America for allowing openly ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle


  1. "I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy," Obama writes. "I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies. I also...
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: CBS News

  2. "I reject and denounce pay-to-play politics and have no involvement whatsoever in any wrongdoing," said Jackson in December 2008, on the day after Blagojevich was arrested.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jesse Jackson Jr Source:

  3. "The church's refusal to denounce the actions of these bigots, hypocrites and homophobes is cowardly. I can think of no other word," Haggis wrote in the August 19 letter that was later published on the blog of former Scientologist Marty Rathbun....
    on Oct 26, 2009 By: Paul Haggis Source: AFP

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