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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"On Monday several thousand people gathered for the second day in a row to denounce harsh living conditions.
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It is likely that, once elected, he will unfortunately be perceived as a Catholic priest at every radio or TV interview or show, and continue to denounce Catholic moral teaching.
Guan Yongxing, the one female among the five classmates in Pomfret's account, saw her father sent away to a labor camp in 1966 and was ordered to denounce him publicly two years later.
The decision is likely to be interpreted as a further climb-down by human rights organisations and Palestinians who denounce the lack of substance in EU pressure on Israel.
During a February 2004 press conference in Utah's state capitol, Reyna joined Patricia Deluera, the Mexican consul general in Salt Lake City, to denounce as "racist" a proposed legislative measure that would make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to obtain state driver's licenses.
While being careful to denounce the bombers and their agenda, these advocates uttered variations on the same theme: Get out of Iraq, bring home the troops from all points East, curtail support for Israel, develop a more sensible, non-oil-based energy policy, and our troubles would dissipate in the wind.
More than anything else, I made this movie to denounce the kind of education I--and generations of Spaniards--received.
Paris doesn't denounce anything; he simply points our the power of certain discourses--for instance, certain pseudoscientific phrases, similar to those employed by sects, are strikingly peremptory and definitive in character, establishing hierarchies among individuals, opening the door to all variety of discrimination and fanaticism.
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By refusing to denounce war, the church had compromised its legitimate complaints about all other evils because war was the chief sin of modern civilization.
"We will denounce all colonialism, including what's happening on the Internet," says Eurico Schwinden, a spokesman for the center-left Brazilian Workers Party (PDT).
The latest mass demonstration, in a five-month campaign to bring back Elian, was also intended to denounce a United Nations forum's censure of the Castro government's human rights record.
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