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denounce

(Condemn), verb anathematize, asperse, assail, assail with censure, assault, attack, be censorious, belittle, berate, besmear, besmirch, blackball, blacken, blacklist, brand, bring into discredit, bring to account, call to account, calumniate, cast a slur upon, cast assersions, cast reflection upon, cast reproach upon, cavil, censure, challenge, chastise, chide, cite, comminate, condemn openly, contemn, criminate, criticize, criticize severely, cry down, cry out against, declaim against, decry, defame, deflate, degrade, denigrate, denunciate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, destroy, detract, disapprove, discommend, discountenance, discredit, dishonor, disparage, dispraise, disvalue, dress down, excite disapprooation, exclaim against, excoriate, execrate, find fault with, frown upon, fulminate against, gibbet, impugn, inculpate, inveigh, lash, malign, ostracize, pass censure on, pillory, protest against, publicly accuse, put in a bad light, rebuke, recriminate, reflect upon, remonstrate, reprehend, reproach, reprobate, revile, scold, slur, smear, speak ill of, stigmatize, take exception to, take to task, traduce, vilify, vilipend, vituperate

denounce

(Inform against), verb accuse, arraign, bear witness against, blame, bring accusation, bring charges, charge, complain against, divulge, hold accountable, hold responsible, impeach, implicate, impute, incriminate, incur blame, indict, inform, inform on, involve, lay blame upon, lay charges against, lodge a complaint, make charges against, make formal accusation against, name, point at, publicly accuse, report against, turn informer
See also: accuse, arraign, betray, blame, cavil, censure, challenge, charge, cite, complain, condemn, contemn, convict, criticize, decry, defame, demonstrate, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, disapprove, discommend, dishonor, disoblige, except, expose, fault, impeach, implicate, impugn, incriminate, inform, inveigh, involve, libel, malign, object, oppugn, pillory, protest, rebel, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, smear, sully
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15) On the denouncers and the accused in the Secret chancellery and Secret expedition, see I.
The third reason is from the necessity of blunting the malice of denouncers who join together to pluck out by the roots the kingdom of God from the people.
The villagers' petitions and denunciations did not stop at the level of district authorities but in many cases often escalated to the provincial authorities and even to the central organs of the state in Hanoi because the villagers considered their complaints were not being handled properly by the district authorities, or because the authorities failed to settle the issues in ways in which the petitioners and denouncers wanted.
And like the Hispanic-hunting conservatives and their illegals, the denouncers of "theocracy" simply cannot let the Christians get anything right--and they also thereby meet one of the other conditions of scapegoating: using the supposed culprit to explain too much.
In reaction to the Christian vision the Roman populace condemned the Jesus people as atheists, denouncers of Roman gods, and betrayers of imperial security and prosperity.
The Mexican Inquisition devoted much time and effort to exhaustively recording the statements and writings not only of those accused of being false mystics, but also of a seemingly endless line of witnesses, denouncers, and defenders of the accused.
Like many opponents of intervention, Rauschenbusch was fiercely criticized, and his denouncers were quick to label him pro-German.
Anti-Semitic incidents ranged from anti-Jewish graffiti found in Courbevoie on February 19, 1945--"down with the war, down with the denouncers, the firing squad for all Jews"--to the arrest in the Netherlands of stateless Jews upon their return from Bergen-Belsen (these were Jews who arrived in the Netherlands in the 1930s from the Third Reich and had been deported during the German occupation) (Lagrou 2000, 255-6).
The studies under review here tend to hold that the denouncers, as Reed sharply claims, "were so preoccupied with, and so vehement about, the boundaries between 'Judaism' and 'Christianity' precisely because these boundaries were still being constructed, negotiated, contested, and blurred" (202) into the fourth century and beyond.
Far from fearing a mysterious police system, thousands of denouncers found ways to make a well-understood police system work for them, ideology notwithstanding.
Among the denouncers of images, one writer has framed things in a most instructive way, since his point of view is exactly the opposite of the author's.
It was on Thursday afternoon that they came - these denouncers of Saddam, these fighters for freedom who tour the city in their vans.