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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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WASHINGTON: In a searing denouncement, President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump as "unfit" and "woefully unprepared" to serve in the White House Tuesday.
Their combined denouncement of women and proclamation against freedom of information continue to squelch the voices of truth.
The Macedonian nation has long time ago recorded all mistakes for which the responsibility is located in Branko Crvenkovski as the symbol of SDSM and his departure must be a new beginning for this political party, first through the party's denouncement, distance and apology to the Macedonian nation, Toni Naunovski comments for Dnevnik.
Following the Gulf War, 800,000 Yemenis were deported in response to Yemen's vocal support for Iraq and denouncement of the United Nation's coalition forces, which included Saudi Arabia.
Hood introduces the use of "denouncement" as a framework to an ending.
The denouncement came after the New York Times wrote an article, claiming to have cited Obama administration officials, saying the agreement was the result of secret exchanges between American and Iranian officials that date to near the beginning of President Barack Obama's term in 2009.
Manama, Oct 16 (BNA) Budaiya Club President and board members today announced their denouncement of all acts violating law and those who are behind it disrupt national and social unity.
The claims were met by Palestinian official denouncement since the delegations wanted to enter Palestine not Israel.
is not alone in the shift to embodiment, he eloquently describes black embodiment through the "denouncement of the terror of dehumanization" (24).
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.
Mr Al Mahfoodh said the Education Ministry's plan to keep on volunteer teachers was a sad denouncement of Bahrain's education system.
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.
He draws particularly from a recently discovered archive of personal papers, and seeks to steer between the well beaten paths of hagiography and denouncement. No French edition is cited.
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.