Meaning of “denounce” in the English Dictionary

"denounce" in British English

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denounceverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈnaʊns/ us /dɪˈnaʊns/

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.

(Definition of “denounce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"denounce" in American English

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denounceverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈnɑʊns/

to criticize someone or something strongly and publicly:

The teachers denounced the contract offer as inadequate.

(Definition of “denounce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)