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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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Bogoslovskii's remark is especially important in light of the fact that many denouncers in Peter's time, with no connection to one another and without any external pressure, often reported similar defamatory statements to the authorities.
If you know that it is false, you should protect the innocence of your neighbor with great steadfastness, affirming that it has not been done what the denouncer says has been done.
Even the priest's closest collaborator and a fellow denouncer, Orlando Rueda, was put on trial for the same accusations.
Isn't it ironic that the leading Democrat on the House Ethics Committee, Jim McDermott of Washington, a strident denouncer of Speaker Newt Gingrich, has apparently committed a breech of ethics that far outweighs that of the speaker?
Typically for the age, his own denouncer was soon dealt with, while Zhitomirsky was saved by the personal intervention of Lenin's sister and later helped by Shebalin and Shostakovich to have his job restored.
Garfinkel's third condition of successful degradation ceremonies is that the denouncer must claim more than a private role but must communicate degradation in the name of an [imaginary, unified, and static] public.
112) or an unacceptable denouncer of such acceptance; the lack of a oneness with nature; the self-flagellation: "I alone/Am dead to life and joy, therefore I read/In all things my own deadness" (2.
John was an outspoken and fearless denouncer of the sins of his contemporaries.
Among those occupying positions in the pantheon of our Founding Fathers, perhaps none is more often portrayed as a denouncer of organized religion than Thomas Jefferson.
Because in his lifetime Anthony "found" the words to be a great scholar of scripture and theology, famous preacher and teacher, defender of the poor, and denouncer of clergy corruption, just as he has helped find things ever since, not only misplaced keys but also health lost to illness, peace of mind lost to troubles, hope lost to despair.
The former was a Horatio Alger story of faith that said that good would always triumph over evil, while the latter described the author's sojourn from faithful follower of Marx to denouncer of communism and embracer of Christianity.
Traditional in the Greek world too, this surfaces in Cicero: "let us old men be allowed to keep, out of so many forms of amusement, the knucklebones and the dice"--which comes at first sight oddly from the pen of the denouncer of the activities of Antony.
Eugene Ionesco, the late denouncer of rhinoceritis, "the malady of conformity," and the father of absurdist theater, has, for almost three decades, been sitting in the Pantheon of contemporary classics.
Mishakova's story is particularly poignant, as Fieseler tells us in a foomote, because a few years later her career and active life were to end abruptly when she was denounced as a Great Purges denouncer during the Thaw.
He is a denouncer of kings, a sayer of hard words, a believer in judgment, a preacher of repentance.