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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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You and I, who control the secret service of the army, denounce certain men, upon no slight evidence, either, as spies, and we are laughed at
He made heroic endeavors to keep on his legs, denounce his sister and consume a bit of orange peeling which he chewed between the times of his infantile orations.
His anti-Semitic bias comes through when he denounces Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing out each syllable of her name to stress her Jewishness.
The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry denounces the terrorist blast which claimed scores of lives and injured many others in Sabon Gari street in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, as it regrets the big numbers of victims who perished due to the pernicious act that constitutes a brazen aggression against innocent Nigerian citizens," the ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
CDATA[ So scared is the EU that it only denounces Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.
24, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Iraqi Government denounces these acts of terrorism, and it is keen to protect its borders and to establish best relations with neighboring countries; it will pursue these bands and bring them to justice.
27, 2010 (TAP)- The Socialist Democrats Movement (MDS) denounces the manipulation by some Arab and foreign media of events that occurred recently in Sidi Bouzid.
The embassy said in a statement that it "overwhelmingly denies these extremely serious and dangerous allegations and denounces them.
denounces 'the obsessive need to fill in the blank pages of the Soviet era.
2006 (Mar,): The Alberta Teachers Association denounces a private member's bill by MLA Ted Morton requiring teachers to notify parents if their children are to be exposed to discussions on same-sex "marriage" in the classroom because the bill would undermine teachers' efforts to create a "safe and caring learning environment" for "gay" and lesbian students.
You need look no further for the origins of ideological art criticism, which announces the direction art must take and denounces art that does not take it.
Outside the hotel, at right, a small group of protesters denounces the president with harshly worded signs.
The Reverend Richard Snipstead of Minnesota, president of a fundamentalist Lutheran group which denounces homosexuals, confessed in 1992 that he's had 20 years of gay relationships, that he has AIDS, and that he gave the disease to his wife.