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English verb: denounce

1. denounce (communication) speak out against

SamplesHe denounced the Nazis.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

Narrower (hyponym)condemn, decry, excoriate, fulminate, objurgate, rail, reprobate

2. denounce (social) to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

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

Synonymsbrand, mark, stigmatise, stigmatize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)label

3. denounce (communication) announce the termination of, as of treaties

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)announce, denote

4. denounce (communication) give away information about somebody

SamplesHe told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam.

Synonymsbetray, give away, grass, rat, shit, shop, snitch, stag, tell on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)sell out

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