from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible. See Synonyms at criticize.
- transitive v. To accuse formally.
- transitive v. To give formal announcement of the ending of (a treaty).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.
- v. To criticize or speak out against (someone or something); to point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to openly accuse or condemn in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize; to blame.
- v. To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.
- v. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.
- v. To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).
- transitive v. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.
- transitive v. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make known in a formal manner; proclaim; announce; declare.
- To proclaim or declare as impending or threatened; formally or publicly threaten to do or effect; make a menace of: as, to denounce war; to denounce punishment.
- To proclaim censure or condemnation of; brand publicly; stigmatize; arraign: as, to denounce one as a swindler, or as a coward.
- To make formal or public accusation against; inform against; accuse: used especially where knowledge of wrongful acts has been acquired confidentially or stealthily: as, to denounce a confederate in crime; to denounce one to the authorities.
- In Mexican and Spanish mining-law:
- To lay an information against (a mine) as forfeit because of abandonment, or through being insufficiently worked; hence, to claim the right to work (such a mine) by laying an information against it.
- To announce and register the discovery of (a new mine or mineral deposit), and thus preëmpt; hence, to lay claim to on the ground of discovery and registry.
- In diplomacy, to announce the intention of abrogating (a treaty) in accordance with its provisions or arbitrarily.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. announce the termination of, as of treaties
- v. speak out against
- v. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
- v. give away information about somebody
He was DANCING and CLAPPING with others at Rev. Wright for 20 years and now only you are making PUBLIC about your denounce ... the main purpose of the denounce is to get votes rather than to focus on issues.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted President Bush's comments Thursday suggesting that Democrats believe "we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals" and suggested Senator John McCain denounce them.
Had this been 1930s Germany, one might as easily heard someone like Palin denounce Bolshevism as a Jewish reality.
That combination of obsession and need to denounce is familiar.
I have been saying this for a while now, specifically in the context of Pakistan, that instead of trying to present a ‘moderate’ picture of Islam as is the fashion and which is fallacious by the way, we must in explicit terms denounce Islam.
Conversely, Chinese communists have seized on the idea of Lincoln as the great foe of rebellion and secession, using his name to denounce Taiwanese and Tibetan separatism and what they see as American double standards.
As to these, it is argument enough that he had given them wholly over in his own mind, in that here, and in St. Matthew, he did in such precise terms denounce the ruin of Jerusalem, immediately before he uttered these words.
I don't know what things are like in O'Dowd's world, but normal people don't "denounce" their friends and pastors when they say something objectionable.
But these demands to "denounce" are straight out of a Soviet show trial, and are despicable.
Obama strongly disagrees with the singer's premise, which doesn't nor shouldn't mean that Obama must therefore 'denounce' and cancel the event.