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denounce (verb), denounces; denounced; denouncing
1. To condemn, to accuse, or to speak out against someone or something: Marcus stood on the street corner denouncing the city's injustices against poor people.
Kent's plan for increasing the company's profits was denounced by his supervisor as being risky and dangerous.2. To report someone to the police or other authorities for illegal or immoral acts: Kim's cousin decided to go to another country after he was denounced by bank authorities as a swindler or con artist of bank accounts.
denounce (di NOUNS) (verb)
To speak or to make threatening remarks against or about an individual or situation: The mob made angry comments seeking to denounce the landlord for the high rents.
renounce (ri NOUNS) (verb)
To give up or to refuse to follow or to cooperate: The king chose to renounce his throne rather than allow the evil wizard to take over.
Van stood up to denounce the crowd that was calling for the king to renounce his throne.
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