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Denounce


DENOUNCE, verb transitive [Latin To tell, or declare.]

1. To declare solemnly; to proclaim in a threatening manner; to announce or declare, as a threat.

I denounce to you this day, that ye shall surely perish. Deuteronomy 30:18.

So we say, to denounce war; to denounce wrath.

2. To threaten by some outward sign, or expression.

His look denounced revenge.

3. To inform against; to accuse; as, to denounce one for neglect of duty.