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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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Whatever LCR's reasons for suddenly deciding it cannot support candidates with a poor track record on gay rights, the group is not alone in its denouncement of Chuck Hagel.
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.
Analysts, meanwhile, said the indictments and arrest warrants against the four members of Hezbollah issued by the the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) will not be implemented, as the government will not be able to execute it amid Hezbollah's denouncement of the court and its decisions.
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.
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.
The bilingual collection of poetry Tejiendo los sucesos en el tiempo/ Weaving Events in Time (2002) by Maya-Kaqchiquel writer and spiritual guide Calixta Gabriel Xiquin, is characterized by political denouncement to the social violence Mayas experienced during the Guatemalan (post)civil war period.
The latter denouncement comes despite assurances from racing's hierarchy that its argument was the strongest and most compelling ever advanced.
According to the denouncement report seized by daily Radikal, Yalcintas said some in Istanbul World Trade Center whom he worked with gave 300,000 TL as bribe to judge.
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.
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.