[ dih-nuhn-see-eyt, -shee- ]
/ dɪˈnʌn siˌeɪt, -ʃi- /

verb (used with or without object), de·nun·ci·at·ed, de·nun·ci·at·ing.

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


de·nun·ci·a·ble, adjectivede·nun·ci·a·tor, nounnon·de·nun·ci·at·ing, adjectiveun·de·nun·ci·at·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for denunciating

  • The style of the imprecatory psalms and the denunciating prophets is out of date.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

/ (dɪˈnʌnsɪˌeɪt) /


(tr) to condemn; denounce

Derived forms of denunciate

denunciator, noundenunciatory, adjective

Word Origin for denunciate

C16: from Latin dēnuntiāre; see denounce
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