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denounce

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1 to declare to be morally wrong or evil
  • the church council denounced the bishop's teachings, officially declaring them to be heresy

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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

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3 to express public or formal disapproval of
  • the governor has denounced the court's decision and vows to press for a constitutional amendment

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criticize, reprehend, censure, reprobate, condemn, denounce mean to find fault with openly. criticize implies finding fault especially with methods or policies or intentions. criticized the police for using violence reprehend implies both criticism and severe rebuking. reprehends the self-centeredness of today's students censure carries a strong suggestion of authority and of reprimanding. a Senator formally censured by his peers reprobate implies strong disapproval or firm refusal to sanction. reprobated his son's unconventional lifestyle condemn usually suggests an unqualified and final unfavorable judgment. condemned the government's racial policies denounce adds to condemn the implication of a public declaration. a pastoral letter denouncing abortion

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The first known use of denounce was in the 13th century

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“Denounce.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/denounce. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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