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denounce (someone) as (something)

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

To openly disparage someone 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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He left his room; resolved to force the truth out of the Countess, or to denounce her before the authorities as a murderess at large.
He made heroic endeavors to keep on his legs, denounce his sister and consume a bit of orange peeling which he chewed between the times of his infantile orations.
He had expected Dutocq to denounce him, and found he had not been mistaken; des Lupeaulx had certainly seen the document which judged him so severely, and yet des Lupeaulx was fawning on his judge
The Squire of the parish calls me a Communist; the farmers denounce me as an Incendiary; my friend the rector has been recalled in a hurry, and I have now the honor of speaking to you in the character of a banished man who has made a respectable neighborhood too hot to hold him.
I denounce this person as a liar, and impeach him as a coward.
No foible is too trifling for Chaucer's quiet observation; while if he does not choose to denounce the hypocrisy of the Pardoner and the worldliness of the Monk, he has made their weaknesses sources of amusement (and indeed object-lessons as well) for all the coming generations.
We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
Oedipus denounces the crime of which he is unaware, and undertakes to track out the criminal.
International NGOs Denounce Inhumane Situation of Sahrawi Women in Tindouf Camps.
Ankara, SANA -- Unions, civil society organizations, and political parties in Turkey organized a protest in Taksim area in Istanbul on Friday to express solidarity with the Syrian people and to denounce the support provided to terrorists by Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party government.
Sadr also called on the people of Najaf in particularly to condemn the visit of the US Ambassador to preserve the reputation of the holly city and called for collecting signatures of million citizens to denounce the visit and emerge for a demonstration to denounce the visit .
TEHRAN (FNA)- Several hundred marchers turned out in a Swedish town to denounce an arson attack on a mosque that injured five people on Christmas Day.
We denounce the humiliating intimidation and threat campaigns that have been targeting MP Ahmad Fatfat, May Chidiac and media figure Nadim Koteish," it said.
The journalists aggressed, representing the Tunisian TV, Jawhara FM and Tunisia News Network, were covering Friday's rally organised to denounce the Cairo unrest during the crackdown of the pro-Morsi sit-inners.
The MB, from whose ranks come President Mohamed Morsi, called in a statement for "peaceful demonstrations Friday in front of the main mosques in Egypt to denounce the insults against religion and the Prophet.