De*nounce" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denounced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Denouncing.] [F. d'enoncer, OF. denoncier, fr. L. denuntiare, denunciare; de- + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, nuntius a messenger, message. See Nuncio, and cf. Denunciate.]


To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).


Denouncing wrath to come. Milton.

I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish. Deut. xxx. 18.


To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.

His look denounced desperate. Milton.


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

Denounced for a heretic. Sir T. More.

To denounce the immoralities of Julius Caesar. Brougham.


© Webster 1913.

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