denounce


denounce

verb

Definition of DENOUNCE

1
to declare to be morally wrong or evil <the church council denounced the bishop's teachings, officially declaring them to be heresy>
Antonyms bless
2
to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of <denounced the shoddy merchandise that the local shops were foisting on tourists>
Synonyms blame, censure, condemn, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, reprehend, slag [chiefly British]
Near Antonyms approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), recommend, sanction
Antonyms extol (also extoll), laud, praise
3
to express public or formal disapproval of <the governor has denounced the court's decision and vows to press for a constitutional amendment>
Antonyms cite, commend, endorse (also indorse)

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