denounce - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participledenouncing
past tensedenounced
past participledenounced
  1. 1
    to criticize someone or something severely in public

    American trade policies have been denounced by some European governments.

    denounce someone/something as:

    Some groups have denounced Bush’s decision as ill-judged.

  2. 2
    to tell an authority such as the police that a particular person is responsible for a crime
    denounce someone to someone:

    It was his own brother who denounced him to the secret police.