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denounce

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈnaʊns/ us  

denounce verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

to criticize something or someone strongly and publicly: The government's economic policy has been denounced on all sides. We must denounce injustice and oppression.

denounce verb [T] (ACCUSE)

to accuse someone publicly of being something that is bad or wrong: His former colleagues have denounced him as a spy.
Translations of “denounce”
in Spanish denunciar…
in French dénoncer…
in German anklagen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 批評, (公開)譴責,痛斥…
in Russian осуждать…
in Turkish alenen kınamak, suçlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 批评, (公开)谴责,痛斥…
in Polish potępiać…
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