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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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It is a most extraordinary thing,' interposed the gentle Minor Canon, laying down his knife and fork to rub his ear in a vexed manner, 'that these Philanthropists are always denouncing somebody.
IN a stunning display of political bravery, the Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution denouncing Saddam Hussein.
Such sentiments are popular on the intellectual left, a way of sneering at trade and traders, of pretending to be one with "the people" while denouncing their taste for shopping malls and Japanese cars.
I know there are some on the left who thrill to hear anyone denouncing big corporations, but we need to hear the whole Buchanan song, not just the verse he stole from our hymnbook.
Canada and the other western nations, under the leadership of US President Bill Clinton, are now in effect committing genocide against the Serbs while furiously denouncing the crimes of others.
Yes, ``The Passion of the Christ'' is a violent film, but certainly not more so than, say, ``Reservoir Dogs,'' ``Gangs of New York,'' ``Kill Bill'' or any number of movies that have won the praise of some of the very critics now denouncing Gibson's gore.
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.
They hate sex, and they're relentless in demanding censorship of movies and magazines, condemning unwed mothers and homosexuals, denouncing sex education and birth-control programs.
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.
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.
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.