denounce

/dɪˈnaʊns/

  • Verb
  • to publicly state that someone or something is bad or wrong
    1. The government called on the group to denounce the use of violence.
    2. denouncing their political enemies
    3. The film was denounced for the way it portrayed its female characters.
    4. The film was denounced [=condemned] as sexist.
    5. His former followers now denounce him as a traitor.
    6. The plan was denounced as risky and dangerous.
  • to report (someone) to the police or other authorities for illegal or immoral acts
    1. She had to flee the country after being denounced as a spy to government authorities.