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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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