Denounce Definition

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To accuse publicly; inform against.
To denounce an accomplice in crime.
Webster's New World
To condemn strongly as evil.
Webster's New World
To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
Webster's New World
To announce, esp. in a menacing way.
Webster's New World

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.

Origin of Denounce

  • Middle English denouncen to proclaim from Anglo-Norman denuncier Medieval Latin dēnūntiāre both from Latin dē- de- nūntiāre to announce (from nūntius messenger neu- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French denuncier, from Latin dēnūntiō, from de + nūntiō (“to announce", "to report", "to denounce”), from nūntius (“messenger", "message”)

    From Wiktionary

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