(third-person singular simple present denounces, present participle denouncing, simple past and past participle denounced)
- 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
- And full of peace, denouncing wrath to come
- 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 blame.
- to denounce someone as a swindler, or as a coward
- 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
- To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.
From Old French denuncier, from Latin dēnūntiō, from de + nūntiō (“to announce", "to report", "to denounce”), from nūntius (“messenger", "message”)