Definition for DE-NOUNCE'

DE-NOUNCE', v.t. [denouns'; Fr. denoncer; Sp. denunciar; It. denunziare; L. denuncio; de and nuncio, to tell, or declare, from nomen or its root.]

  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. – Deut. xxx. So we say, to denounce war; to denounce wrath.
  2. To threaten by some outward sign, or expression. His look denounced revenge. – Milton.
  3. To inform against; to accuse; as, to denounce one for neglect of duty.

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