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denounce (one) as (something)

To openly disparage one as something. If you denounce the councilman as a liar, you better have evidence to support your claim.
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denounce (one) for (something)

To openly disparage one for something that they have done. If you denounce the councilman for lying, then you better have evidence to support your claim.
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denounce someone as something

to criticize someone as something; to publicly call someone something bad. The mayor denounced her opponent as a crook. Anne was denounced as a cheater.
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denounce someone for something

to criticize someone publicly for doing something. The candidate denounced the governor for raising taxes. Donna denounced the mayor for incompetence.
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Commissioner Reding's denouncement however met with a rebutal from Wilders, who argued that since the site has already received "32,000 complaints" based on "facts," any talk of tales and discrimination is irrelevant.
Her public denouncement of the invasion of privacy led to the FBI catching the man who did it.
The Harris County invoices, which the Texas Defender Service obtained through a public information request, include more than $20,000 the county paid to Denkowksi after a judge issued a scathing denouncement of the psychologist's methods and commuted the death sentence of inmate Daniel Plata to life in prison.
Mr Al Mahfoodh said the Education Ministry's plan to keep on volunteer teachers was a sad denouncement of Bahrain's education system.
MP Yahya Moussa, deputy head of Hamas parliamentary bloc, said in a separate report carried by the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT that Fayyad's proposal "focuses on the security efforts of the Palestinian Authority and their role in serving and maintaining Israeli security and emphasizes the denouncement of violence-which implies Resistance against Israel.
During its July meeting, the commission voted to draft a letter of denouncement against Israel for its attack at the request of Mariah Leung, a local member of the pro-Palestinian group Al-Nakba Awareness Project.
While GQ didn't think that this little story was all that important and published it in parenthesis as merely a Mel Gibson anecdote, we here at Tablet (and the rest the of the Jewish media, if they'll permit me to speak for them) think that Mel Gibson's words from 15 years ago deserve more scrutiny and perhaps even a denouncement from Abe Foxman.
Despite his denouncement of skateboarding (except for an admission to "messing with some thick skateboard bitches" from time to time), hip-hop's Andre Nickatina has launched his own skate brand, ShereKhan Macheo, which should roll down the street as easily as the name rolls off the tongue.
All initiatives to save Cicek, which were listed in the denouncement, are occurring one after the other.
For example, though one might hope for a more explicit denouncement of terrorist violence, the document strongly and repeatedly advocates nonviolence in response to the violence of occupation.
He draws particularly from a recently discovered archive of personal papers, and seeks to steer between the well beaten paths of hagiography and denouncement.
Within hours of Petraeus's public denouncement, Trijicon's president and CEO, Stephen Bindon, released a statement announcing the removal of the references from all future sights and the delivery of hundreds of kits for the removal of engraved sights already in use in the field.
Joy brings in her own team of actors who are in character from the moment the first guest arrives on Friday evening until the denouncement of the murderer on the Sunday and the whole concept is really slick and professional.
I missed the programme, but I do remember viewing these unfolding political proceedings as that decade drew to its denouncement.
A number of concerts were cancelled and even the Vatican became involved with a public denouncement of Lennon''s comments.