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denunciate

[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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Historical Examples

  • The style of the imprecatory psalms and the denunciating prophets is out of date.

    The American Mind

    Bliss Perry

  • Public meetings were frequently held and denunciating resolutions adopted.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest

    William Henry Carman Folsom


British Dictionary definitions for denunciating

denunciate

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

Word Origin

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

denunciate

v.

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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