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[dih-nuhn-see-eyt, -shee-]
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verb (used with or without object), de·nun·ci·at·ed, de·nun·ci·at·ing.
  1. to denounce; condemn openly.
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Origin of denunciate

First recorded in 1585–95, denunciate is from the Latin word dēnuntiātus (past participle of dēnuntiāre to declare). See denounce, -ate1
Related formsde·nun·ci·a·ble, adjectivede·nun·ci·a·tor, nounnon·de·nun·ci·at·ing, adjectiveun·de·nun·ci·at·ed, adjective
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Related Words for denunciate

slam, roast, knock, scold, criticize, attribute, denounce, chide, charge, indict, condemn, sentence, punish, censure, decry, castigate, excoriate, chastise, blame, reprimand

British Dictionary definitions for denunciate


  1. (tr) to condemn; denounce
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Derived Formsdenunciator, noundenunciatory, adjective

Word Origin for denunciate

C16: from Latin dēnuntiāre; see denounce
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Word Origin and History for denunciate


1590s, from Latin denunciatus, past participle of denuntiare (see denounce). The same word as denounce, but directly from Latin. Not widely used except in its noun form, denunciation.

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