Antonyms for denounce

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dih-nouns
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈnaʊns

Definition of denounce

Origin :
  • early 14c., "announce," from Old French denoncier (12c., Modern French dénoncer), from Latin denuntiare "to announce, proclaim; denounce, menace; command, order," from de- "down" + nuntiare "proclaim, announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). Negative sense in English via meaning "to declare or proclaim" something as cursed, excommunicated, forgiven, removed from office. Related: Denounced; denouncing.
  • verb condemn, attack
Example sentences :
  • And had not I, unworthy and far-removed from them, sin to denounce?
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • I denounce this person as a liar, and impeach him as a coward.
  • Extract from : « The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby » by Charles Dickens
  • It is absurd to denounce the majority of mankind as below the average of mankind.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • In which country did they denounce the preparations for the conflict, or the incentives of the conflict?
  • Extract from : « Mountain Meditations » by L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • Thus, the wife was made to denounce the husband, the son the father, and the friend the friend.
  • Extract from : « Roman Catholicism in Spain » by Anonymous
  • She had gathered together all her remaining strength to denounce the culprits.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • Take care that you don't try me too far, or I'll go and denounce him to the police.
  • Extract from : « The Fat and the Thin » by Emile Zola
  • It is true that I did denounce him—unhappy woman that I am—but you know perfectly why I did it.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • I had it in me to give him the lie, to denounce him then for a low, swindling trickster.
  • Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Yet Philip was too cowardly to break forth and denounce the engagement.
  • Extract from : « Where Angels Fear to Tread » by E. M. Forster

Synonyms for denounce

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