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DENOUNCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does denounce mean? 

DENOUNCE (verb)
  The verb DENOUNCE has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: DENOUNCE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DENOUNCE (verb)


Sense 1denounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speak out against

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He denounced the Nazis

Hypernyms (to "denounce" is one way to...):

criticise; criticize; knock; pick apart (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "denounce"):

fulminate; rail (criticize severely)

condemn; decry; excoriate; objurgate; reprobate (express strong disapproval of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2denounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

stigmatise; stigmatize; brand; denounce; mark

Context examples:

He denounced the government action / She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock

Hypernyms (to "denounce" is one way to...):

label (assign a label to; designate with a label)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3denounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Announce the termination of, as of treaties

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "denounce" is one way to...):

announce; denote (make known; make an announcement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4denounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give away information about somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

tell on; shit; stag; snitch; shop; give away; denounce; betray; rat; grass

Context example:

He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam

Hypernyms (to "denounce" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "denounce"):

sell out (give information that compromises others)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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