Denounce

Definition of Denounce

De`nounce´
v. t.1.To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).
[imp. & p. p. Denounced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Denouncing.]
Denouncing wrath to come.
- Milton.
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish.
- Deut. xxx. 18.
2.To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.
His look denounced desperate.
- Milton.
3.To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.
Denounced for a heretic.
- Sir T. More.
To denounce the immoralities of Julius Cæsar.
- Brougham.

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