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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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The Presidency of the government voiced "total solidarity with the journalists" and denounced any form of violence against the journalists, reasserting determination to enforce law against any person who uses or incites to violence.
The Bahrain Golf Club too denounced violence - against Bahrainis and expatriates.
Earlier, protesters denounced the Coptic Christians in a rally held Wednesday in Cairo against the film.
Summary: Geneva - The International Democratic Center (IDC) denounced, on Monday before the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, the biased use by some states of the rights to self determination in a desperate attempt to divide up sovereign states.
High Commissioner denounced the reported use of machineguns, snipers and military planes against civilians.
The six-state Gulf Cooperation Council denounced on Saturday the cowrdly act of blowing up a booby-trapped car outside a church packed with people in Alexandria.
They also denounced neighboring Ethiopia, which withdrew from Somalia last year after fighting insurgents for nearly three years.
If Mr Cameron denounced their pay, that really would be a change.
It also denounced some states which try to portray the resistance as a form of terrorism.
1 : to point out as wrong or evil : condemn <Parents denounced the cuts to the art program.
Take Zhou, the Red Guard who denounced the woman who raised him.
Coining the term "Eurabia," she denounced the forced conversions, the treatment of women and other aspects of Islamic culture, and claimed that Europe was on the verge of becoming a dominion of Islam.
ON JANUARY 27, 1843, in a resolution adopted by the American Anti-Slavery Society, the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison famously denounced the U.
THE decision to sell off 1,100 homes owned by the Church of England in south London was yesterday denounced as "deplorable" by local MPs.
As he announced the state of emergency, Governor Richardson denounced the Bush administration for its failure to display "the commitment or the leadership to deal with border issues.