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English definition of “denounce”

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.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation

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.Blaming and accusing
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