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Synonyms for denounce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denounce(verb)

    speak out against

    "He denounced the Nazis"

    shit, brand, stigmatise, give away, snitch, stigmatize, rat, betray, shop, mark, tell on, grass, stag

  2. stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark(verb)

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

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

    distinguish, cross out, pit, stag, mark, commemorate, pock, tick, nock, differentiate, post, strike out, notice, punctuate, snitch, check, brand, grade, shit, give away, grass, check off, cross off, shop, betray, stigmatize, score, trademark, strike off, mark off, stigmatise, tag, scar, tell on, label, set, tick off, rat, note, brandmark

  3. denounce(verb)

    announce the termination of, as of treaties

    shit, brand, stigmatise, give away, snitch, stigmatize, rat, betray, shop, mark, tell on, grass, stag

  4. denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag(verb)

    give away information about somebody

    "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

    thieve, cop, betray, hook, buy at, stag, let on, mark, stool, reveal, spy, disclose, deceive, expose, defecate, fail, take a shit, frequent, sell, browse, bewray, snoop, snitch, make, brand, fink, lead astray, ca-ca, cheat, shit, give away, grass, break, wander, sleuth, sponsor, crap, shop, glom, grass over, divulge, stigmatize, patronise, shop at, stigmatise, knock off, blackleg, bring out, take a crap, cuckold, unwrap, patronize, tell on, cheat on, discover, scab, rat, let out


  1. denounce(verb)

    damn, proscribe, attack, condemn, discredit, charge, criticize, inveigh against, report, decry

  2. denounce(verb)

    To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.

    inveigh against, report, condemn, charge, proscribe, decry, damn, criticize, attack, discredit

  3. denounce(verb)

    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

    inveigh against, charge, condemn, proscribe, damn, attack, discredit, decry, report, criticize

  4. denounce(verb)

    To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.

    attack, condemn, criticize, decry, charge, report, proscribe, damn, inveigh against, discredit

  5. denounce(verb)

    To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.

    to denounce war; to denounce punishment

    inveigh against, condemn, proscribe, damn, decry, discredit, criticize, charge, report, attack

  6. denounce(verb)

    To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.

    inveigh against, condemn, discredit, damn, charge, decry, proscribe, criticize, attack, report

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. denounce

    To condemn is to pass judicial sentence or render judgment or decision against. We may censure silently; we condemn ordinarily by open and formal utterance. Condemn is more final than blame or censure; a condemned criminal has had his trial; a condemned building can not stand; a condemned ship can not sail. A person is convicted when his guilt is made clearly manifest to others; in somewhat archaic use, a person is said to be convicted when guilt is brought clearly home to his own conscience (convict in this sense being allied with convince, which see under PERSUADE); in legal usage one is said to be convicted only by the verdict of a jury. In stating the penalty of an offense, the legal word sentence is now more common than condemn; as, he was sentenced to imprisonment; but it is good usage to say, he was condemned to imprisonment. To denounce is to make public or official declaration against, especially in a violent and threatening manner.

    From the pulpits in the northern States Burr was denounced as an assassin.

    Coffin Building the Nation ch. 10, p. 137. [Harper & Bros. '83.]

    To doom is to condemn solemnly and consign to evil or destruction or to predetermine to an evil destiny; an inferior race in presence of a superior is doomed to subjugation or extinction. Compare ARRAIGN; REPROVE.

    blame, censure, condemn, convict, doom, reprobate, reprove, sentence

    absolve, acquit, applaud, approve, exonerate, justify, pardon, pardon, praise

    The bandit was condemned to death for his crime.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. denounce

    reprobate, decry, proscribe, brand, stigmatize, vituperate, defame

    applaud, eulogize, vindicate, panegyrize, uphold

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. denounce(v. a.)

    threaten, menace

  2. denounce(v. a.)

    brand, stigmatize, arraign, upbraid, censure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "denounce":

    condemn, denouncing, expose, decry, criticise, terminate, condemns, condemning, condemned

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How to use denounce in a sentence?

  1. Jim Clyburn:

    So today I denounce the words of Rep. Iowa Rep. Steve King and I do so invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who if would have been allowed to live, would be celebrating Martin Luther King Jr 90th birthday tomorrow, dr. King counseled that we are going to be made to repent, not just with the hateful words and deeds of bad people but for the appalling silence of good people.'.

  2. William Barr:

    Jewish students who support Israel are frequently targeted for harassment, Jewish student organizations are marginalized, and progressive Jewish students are told they must denounce their beliefs and their heritage in order be part of' intersectional' causes.

  3. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    North Korea’s nuclear test is a serious threat to our nation’s security and we absolutely cannot tolerate it, we strongly denounce it.

  4. Marcello Brito:

    It is sometimes happening close to our farms. We should denounce illegal loggers, we should take a leading stance against deforestation.

  5. Justin Amash:

    Everyone has the right to protest. And I think the governor overreached in a lot of ways. And that upset a lot of people in the state of Michigan, but when we protest, we have to do it in a way that is appropriate. I totally denounce and condemn Nazi symbols that were used in some of the protests. I think it's a terrible idea to come into the capitol with weapons, bearing weapons, knowing that it might be perceived as some form of intimidation toward legislators. So, I denounce those things. But everyone has the right to protest.

Translations for denounce

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  • وَشىArabic
  • оповестявам, порицавам, обвинявам, осъждам, денонсирамBulgarian
  • denunciarCatalan, Valencian
  • vyhlásit, označit, vypovědět, nařknoutCzech
  • opsige, anklage, beskylde, bekendtgøreDanish
  • verurteilen, kündigenGerman
  • denunciarSpanish
  • محکوم کردنPersian
  • antaa ilmi, julistaa, ilmiantaa, sanoa irti, ilmoittaa, syyttää, irtisanoa, tuomitaFinnish
  • balancer, dénoncerFrench
  • cronaich, rach an aghaidh, troid, càinScottish Gaelic
  • הוקיע, גינהHebrew
  • आरोप लगा देनाHindi
  • 非難Japanese
  • afkeuren, opzeggen, aanklagen, beschuldigen, bekendmakenDutch
  • zadenuncjować, wypowiedzieć, potępićPolish
  • acusar, denunciarPortuguese
  • угрожать, денонсировать, осведомлять, осуждать, пригрозить, оглашать, извещать, порицать, доносить, оповещать, разоблачать, обвинять, обличатьRussian
  • udaťSlovak
  • anklaga, beskylla, föreskriva, fördöma, anmäla, säga upp, kunggöra, kritisera, rapporteraSwedish
  • ปรักปรำThai
  • انکارUrdu

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