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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 protesters chanted slogan denouncing the murder of Chokri Belaid and "political violence" which spread in the country and reached "alarming proportions.
We saw it in 2004 with gay marriage and Bush's Faith Based Initiative program that brought black megachurch pastors to the White House for photo ops and press conferences denouncing lesbians and gays.
Denunciation has always come easily to Berger, but if all it takes to slip the chaos of hell is denouncing it, salvation is readily attained--so readily that it causes one to wonder if our world is quite the hell the analogy between it and Bosch's vision is supposed to suggest.
They must come out openly in denouncing the incident unequivocally and assist in apprehending and punishing them under the law.
Organizer Jesse Diaz, a doctoral candidate at University of California, Riverside, said Chavez rejected an early immigrants-rights movement, denouncing the bracero program that would have brought immigrant workers from Mexico to work the field for lower wages and without unionization.
Mouw had no right, they declared in an open letter, to speak for them or apologize for denouncing Mormon "false prophecies and false teachings.
There was Tom DeLay, hardest of them all, denouncing the "irresponsible tactics" of the Democrats.
As the only world leader who experienced the Second World War, I think that the Pope knows of what he speaks in denouncing this war.
It was as if the administration had filed a brief denouncing abortion without asking the court to overturn Roe v.
In the New York Times the same day, priest-sociologist Andrew Greeley notes that the Vatican has denounced the use of the "morning-after" pill by rape victims in Kosovo while apparently not denouncing Serbian rapes of Kosovar women.
Some went a bit further, of course, denouncing Reagan as a "racist" (to use Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu's term).
Where is all the Hollywood crowd who spoke out so self-righteously against President Bush and the War on Terror abroad, but lack the moral courage to risk their public image by denouncing the very ``cool'' Snoop, whose far more dangerous domestic terror is being promoted right on their doorstep?
On March 22, for example, the Toronto Star published a full page of letters denouncing school and Church.
While the ACLU's executive director was denouncing me, its president was hailing me in her invitation, albeit impersonally, as a "Dear Friend of Freedom.
If left-wing extremists enjoyed exposure comparable to Robertson's at any museum, university, or newspaper you could name, right-wing intellectuals would be denouncing them as "thought police" and their fellow travelers as hypocrites and cowards.