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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."
Around 10,000 Turks are marching from Israel's Consulate in Istanbul toward the city's main square, shouting slogans denouncing Israel after 10 pro-Palestinian activists were reported killed and dozens wounded by Israeli forces.
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Option Gathering (LOG) issued a statement on Wednesday denouncing what it said were the opposition's attempts to block the cabinet formation process.
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.
Denouncing Delhi for their obstinate approach, he said, India can play a key role in bringing peace in the region, however, bold measures are needed to resolve the lingering dispute.
They are not denouncing it kaya tumutuloy po 'yung duda (which is why there are doubts), na if they are not behind it, they are part of it,' the Senate leader said.
Syed Ali Gilani in his statement while denouncing the killing of the youth said that the unprovoked firing by the troops on peaceful demonstrators was another blot on the face of India's so-called democracy.
Baghdad / NINA /-- Worshipers of Abu Hanifa mosque in Adhamiya district demonstrated after Fri prayers dobbed / Iraq is our choice / denouncing the government of PM, Maliki procrastination policy and urging Maliki to meet immediately the demands of Iraqi people and the cancellation of all decisions and laws, which encroach to the rights set forth in the constitution in prior not to release innocent detainees.
ARBIL/ Aswat al-Iraq: Tens of citizens and civil society activists demonstrated today before the French consulate, denouncing the murder of three Kurdish women activists in Paris.
"The poliario, backed by Algeria, prevents the Sahrawis from visiting Morocco to see their relatives," she said, denouncing the "forced detention of thousands of men and women in the camps".
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.
Franklin Graham, who in October 2001 called Islam "a very evil and wicked religion." (He later insisted he was denouncing Islamic extremism, not all Muslims.) More recently, the Rev.