Denounce De*nounce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Denounced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Denouncing}.] [F. d['e]noncer, OF. denoncier, fr. L. denuntiare, denunciare; de- + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, nuntius a messenger, message. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Denunciate}.] 1. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil). [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Denouncing wrath to come. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish. --Deut. xxx. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression. [1913 Webster]

His look denounced desperate. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize. [1913 Webster]

Denounced for a heretic. --Sir T. More. [1913 Webster]

To denounce the immoralities of Julius C[ae]sar. --Brougham. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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