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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: denoncier 'to announce', from Latin denuntiare, from nuntiare 'to report'

denounce

verb
     
de‧nounce [transitive]
1 to express strong disapproval of someone or something, especially in public [↪ denunciation]:
Amnesty International denounced the failure by the authorities to take action.
denounce somebody/something as something
He denounced the election as a farce.
2 to give information to the police or other authority about someone's illegal political activities
denounce somebody to somebody
She denounced him to the police.

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