Definition of denounce
- they denounced him as a bigot
- Others might cry or get bent out of shape when their personal tastes are denounced and ridiculed, but not him …
- —David Sedaris
- denounced the arrangement with their former ally
The government called on the group to denounce the use of violence.
The film was denounced for the way it portrayed its female characters.
: to publicly state that someone or something is bad or wrong : to criticize (someone or something) harshly and publicly
: to report (someone) to the police or other authorities for illegal or immoral acts
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