denounce vs renounce

denounce renounce


  • 1) transitive, obsolete To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.
  • 2) transitive To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.
  • 3) transitive To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.
  • 4) transitive, obsolete To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.
  • 5) transitive To criticize or speak out against (someone or something); to point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to openly accuse or condemn in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize; to blame.
  • 6) announce the termination of, as of treaties
  • 7) speak out against
  • 8) To proclaim or declare as impending or threatened; formally or publicly threaten to do or effect; make a menace of: as, to denounce war; to denounce punishment.
  • 9) To proclaim censure or condemnation of; brand publicly; stigmatize; arraign: as, to denounce one as a swindler, or as a coward.
  • 10) To announce and register the discovery of (a new mine or mineral deposit), and thus preëmpt; hence, to lay claim to on the ground of discovery and registry.
  • 11) In Mexican and Spanish mining-law:
  • 12) To make formal or public accusation against; inform against; accuse: used especially where knowledge of wrongful acts has been acquired confidentially or stealthily: as, to denounce a confederate in crime; to denounce one to the authorities.
  • 13) In diplomacy, to announce the intention of abrogating (a treaty) in accordance with its provisions or arbitrarily.
  • 14) To lay an information against (a mine) as forfeit because of abandonment, or through being insufficiently worked; hence, to claim the right to work (such a mine) by laying an information against it.
  • 15) To make known in a formal manner; proclaim; announce; declare.
  • 16) To give formal announcement of the ending of (a treaty).
  • 17) To condemn openly as being wrong or reprehensible. synonym: criticize.
  • 18) To inform against (someone); accuse publicly.
  • 19) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.
  • 20) obsolete To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).
  • 21) To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.


  • 1) card games An act of recing.
  • 2) (Card Playing) Act of recing.
  • 3) In card-games in which the rule is to follow suit, the playing of a card of a different suit from that led.
  • 4) intransitive To surrender formally some right or trust.
  • 5) transitive To cast off, repudiate.
  • 6) transitive To give up, resign, surrender.
  • 7) transitive To decline further association with someone or something, disown.
  • 8) intransitive (cards) To fail to follow suit; playing a card of a different suit when having no card of the suit led.
  • 9) intransitive To make a renunciation of something.
  • 10) transitive To abandon, forsake, discontinue (an action, habit, intention, etc), sometimes by open declaration.
  • 11) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
  • 12) turn away from; give up
  • 13) To give up, relinquish, or reject something.
  • 14) To give up (a title or possession, for example), especially by formal announcement.
  • 15) To disclaim one's association with (a person or country, for example).
  • 16) To decide or declare that one will no longer engage in (a practice) or use (something): synonym: relinquish.
  • 17) To decide or declare that one will no longer adhere to (a belief or position); reject.
  • 18) obsolete To make renunciation.
  • 19) (Law) To decline formally, as an executor or a person entitled to letters of administration, to take out probate or letters.
  • 20) To cast off or reject deliberately; to disown; to dismiss; to forswear.
  • 21) (Card Playing) To disclaim having a card of (the suit led) by playing a card of another suit.
  • 22) (Law) to decline to act as the executor of a will.
  • 23) To declare against; to reject or decline formally; to refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one; to disclaim.


  • 1) Human Rights Watch has denounced his regime as one of the most repressive in the world.
  • 2) Others bear handwritten slogans that echo the public chants denouncing the regime.
  • 3) Night after night they write postcards denouncing the evil regime and its lies.
  • 4) His manner changed so drastically towards her that she feared he was about to publicly denounce her.
  • 5) Forty businesses in the area also signed a letter denouncing the proposed opening.
  • 6) Gossip is nearly always publicly denounced, but frequently socially valued.
  • 7) He will not denounce the company publicly, but is hoping for other shareholders to rally to his cause.
  • 8) The regime denounced the Western media.
  • 9) Although the latter was to survive less than a fortnight (he publicly denounced government nuclear defence policy) some reforms were quickly forthcoming.
  • 10) WASHINGTON (CNN) – Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted President Bush's comments Thursday suggesting that Democrats believe "we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals" and suggested Senator John McCain denounce them.
  • 11) Had this been 1930s Germany, one might as easily heard someone like Palin denounce Bolshevism as a Jewish reality.
  • 12) He was DANCING and CLAPPING with others at Rev. Wright for 20 years and now only you are making PUBLIC about your denounce ... the main purpose of the denounce is to get votes rather than to focus on issues.
  • 13) That combination of obsession and need to denounce is familiar.
  • 14) I have been saying this for a while now, specifically in the context of Pakistan, that instead of trying to present a ‘moderate’ picture of Islam as is the fashion and which is fallacious by the way, we must in explicit terms denounce Islam.
  • 15) Conversely, Chinese communists have seized on the idea of Lincoln as the great foe of rebellion and secession, using his name to denounce Taiwanese and Tibetan separatism and what they see as American double standards.
  • 16) As to these, it is argument enough that he had given them wholly over in his own mind, in that here, and in St. Matthew, he did in such precise terms denounce the ruin of Jerusalem, immediately before he uttered these words.
  • 17) I don't know what things are like in O'Dowd's world, but normal people don't "denounce" their friends and pastors when they say something objectionable.
  • 18) But these demands to "denounce" are straight out of a Soviet show trial, and are despicable.
  • 19) ‘When money is denounced as the root of all evil, we should properly understand it not as banknotes but as bright, treacherous gold.’
  • 20) ‘He has publicly denounced all the wrongs that were levelled on him.’
  • 21) ‘Of course these photos are going to be denounced as fakes.’
  • 22) ‘Another example was last year's ban on the celebrations of the 500 years of discovery, which was denounced as a fraud.’
  • 23) ‘The weather forecast was denounced as useless by the locals.’
  • 24) ‘Gambling on cricket is nothing new, and as early as 1823 a match between Hampshire and England was denounced as a fix.’
  • 25) ‘Far from being the transport revolution expected, the service was denounced as a shambles, a farce and the last resort.’
  • 26) ‘So it is that jokes that might once have been accepted as bad-taste gags can now be denounced as intolerable racial insults.’
  • 27) ‘Weir was arrested and confessed to sorcery; his sister Grizel was denounced as a witch.’
  • 28) ‘Any outside suggestion that reform was overdue was denounced as an assault on our sovereignty.’
  • 29) ‘A planned telephone mast has been denounced as a monstrosity by people in Wootton Bassett.’
  • 30) ‘The zealots got the upper hand and science was denounced as heresy.’
  • 31) ‘The culture of the establishment is denounced as oppressive.’
  • 32) ‘The colonists were interested in neither of these projects and Grey was denounced as an out-of-touch theorist.’
  • 33) ‘Of course, I would never think of publicly denouncing a guy just because I don't like the way he draws.’
  • 34) ‘The most recent action to evacuate was not taken in haste, he declares, and denounces those who say it was.’
  • 35) ‘The writers say they were tortured and forced to publicly denounce their work.’
  • 36) ‘He is brought to jail; she publicly denounces him; and the court sentences him to six months in prison.’
  • 37) ‘There were suggestions, denounced as ludicrous by a raft of academic luminaries, that her research did not make the grade.’
  • 38) ‘Oratory is praised as the literature of the people and denounced as the instrument of the demagogue.’
  • 39) ‘An informer who denounces someone to the government to be killed, imprisoned, or even fined is likened to an assailant, since being arrested can be a dangerous and traumatic experience.’
  • 40) ‘What if the secret services denounced someone based upon information extracted under torture?’
  • 41) ‘If he has not abused his authority and betrayed children, he is still guilty of not denouncing those who did.’
  • 42) ‘He was denounced as a traitor, that is, by criminals.’
  • 43) ‘Survivors were denounced as traitors and suffered severe discrimination.’


  • 1) In exchange they would have had to renounce all other claims.
  • 2) He claims to have renounced drugs for good.
  • 3) Armenia has already renounced any territorial claims to its former homeland.
  • 4) No one is quite sure who suggested it should include a clause renouncing war.
  • 5) How likely is it that people will voluntarily renounce them because of a disputed threat to the planet?
  • 6) This policy must be utterly renounced.
  • 7) At the time, it looked like they were renouncing the real world.
  • 8) Either renounce your political beliefs or get us a couple of wins against Newcastle.
  • 9) If not, then you must renounce it.
  • 10) Last month it announced that it had renounced its rights to the area, which included the national park.
  • 11) He renounced violence on his release in 2011 but was barely free long enough to organise an effective political organisation before the elections last year.
  • 12) You'd think he'd have renounced all violence after that.
  • 13) Repeat after me: 'I must renounce hipsters.
  • 14) They had renounced the world, and "we consider ourselves to be dead men in respect of it '.
  • 15) A brother renounced the world and gave his goods to the poor, but he kept back a little for his personal expenses.
  • 16) Ethel could scarcely feel that it would not be a mockery to declare, on her behalf, that she renounced the world.
  • 17) We were contemptible to attend to which Edgar Scott, a partial of of unequivocally prolonged standing, has motionless to renounce from a Society, given he feels which he can no longer have a prolonged expostulate home after cooking meetings.
  • 18) What I renounce is relying on the proclamation of one language user (e.g.,
  • 19) And since it has been determined that love is service, and since to renounce is to serve, then Jees Uck, who was merely a woman of a swart-skinned breed, loved with a great love.
  • 20) If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave.
  • 21) I didn't use the word renounce because it has a specific, legal meaning when talking about citizenship.
  • 22) Brady, however, called on Quinn to apologize and "renounce" Hendon, he told the Chicago Tribune.
  • 23) Yep, that's "renounce," people, just like Gandhi's exhortation that we "have nothing to do with power."
  • 24) Jesus warned against the intoxication of power, especially political power, and advised his followers to "renounce" it.
  • 25) ‘As a consequence, Francis renounced his claims to Italy, his possession of the duchy of Burgundy and his feudal suzerainty over Flanders and Artois.’
  • 26) ‘I am therefore prepared to renounce my claim on the strip of land in question.’
  • 27) ‘Alexander at one time had toyed with the idea of renouncing his rights to the succession and going with his wife to live an idyllic life on the banks of the Rhine.’
  • 28) ‘A bill is discharged if, at or after its maturity, the holder expressly and absolutely renounces his rights against the acceptor either in writing or by delivering the bill to him.’
  • 29) ‘She renounces her claim to the estate and chooses Felix.’
  • 30) ‘Since these rights were renounced on divorce, a spouse should be entitled to a ‘more generous allocation’ of the total assets, which should be assessed at the date of trial, rather than separation.’
  • 31) ‘Charlotte was married off to a suitable French count shortly thereafter and she eventually renounced her rights to the Monegasque crown in favor of her son - the man we remember today as the late Prince Rainier III of Monaco.’
  • 32) ‘Officially, Japan does not lay claim to the Spratly archipelago as it renounced such claims under the San Francisco Treaty, but it expresses concern over the situation in the area.’
  • 33) ‘In 1946, after the death of dictator Benito Mussolini, the reconstituted Italian government renounced its claims to its African colonies.’
  • 34) ‘In 1843 French missionaries arrived at the island, and it was claimed for France, but on British representations the claim was renounced.’
  • 35) ‘I want to I want to renounce my rights as heir.’
  • 36) ‘In the Moscow Treaty of July 12, 1920, Russia recognized Lithuanian independence and renounced all previous claims to it.’
  • 37) ‘You must sign here stating that you formally renounce your title as Princess of Sicily and hand the throne over to your cousin.’
  • 38) ‘In 1947, Italy signed the Treaty of Paris, renouncing all its colonial claims.’
  • 39) ‘Italy renounced all claims in 1947 and the country was declared independent by a UN resolution in 1951.’
  • 40) ‘He has never renounced his claim to the throne of a kingdom which no longer exists.’
  • 41) ‘In Japan, he has also expressed his wish to renounce his U.S. citizenship.’
  • 42) ‘In Japan, he has also expressed a wish to renounce his U.S. citizenship.’
  • 43) ‘I am ready to renounce all claims to this house and this room.’
  • 44) ‘Thus, when his tightfisted mother, who had married Brand's father for his money, is dying, he refuses to go to her unless she renounces her wealth.’
  • 45) ‘A further argument is that if D renounces before the harm is caused, this may show that the threat of the criminal sanction has had a deterrent effect.’
  • 46) ‘Further, there is no reason why a legatee cannot effectively renounce his entitlement to shares without executing a deed.’
  • 47) ‘In those circumstances it could not be said that the unit holder had surrendered or renounced a beneficial interest in any particular property; merely a discretionary power had been exercised in its favour.’
  • 48) ‘The legal right share has priority over all other bequests in the will and, unless renounced, must be dealt with as a priority.’
  • 49) ‘Peru recently renounced its earlier recognition of the Court's jurisdiction.’
  • 50) ‘There was a change in import prices, but only with the countries with which Lithuanian had to renounce its former free trade agreements, such as Ukraine.’
  • 51) ‘He took an oath to absolutely entirely renounce all allegiance to a foreign power.’
  • 52) ‘Many of them wept openly when he publicly renounced Tibet's claim to full independence.’
  • 53) ‘Can a newly minted American renounce his allegiance to Germany but retain his allegiance to Bavaria?’
  • 54) ‘She now knew how reprehensible stealing the free will of others was, and she renounced her selfish ways.’
  • 55) ‘Before renouncing the habit, the former drug czar noted that losing large sums of money on slots and video poker hadn't ‘put my family at risk.’’
  • 56) ‘They have renounced those habits, and they too must somehow be incorporated into the new army.’
  • 57) ‘We give you one last chance: will you renounce your old ways and join the west island's cause?’
  • 58) ‘It isn't surprising that so many intelligent men and women seem to have renounced passionate commitment, opting instead for the single life.’
  • 59) ‘Some academics eventually renounced their hostility to subject disciplines.’
  • 60) ‘On the other hand, it is not appealing enough to motivate one to renounce the supremacy of personal judgment.’
  • 61) ‘They will tell you that all religions teach us to value life, to refrain from harming others, and to renounce selfishness.’
  • 62) ‘When she turned pro, she renounced alcohol and cut off friends and every other distraction.’
  • 63) ‘Well, repentance means to have a hearty, thorough, change of mind and it includes the idea of rejecting and renouncing the sinful, filthy lifestyle you've been living.’
  • 64) ‘I now plan to permanently renounce skulking for all time.’
  • 65) ‘In 1968, he renounced painting, but in the 1980s returned to art-making with a series of black drawings on folded tracing paper.’
  • 66) ‘By 2008, I'm hoping that their contribution to the household economy will have been to renounce reading and take up computer games, instead.’
  • 67) ‘Few states considering themselves influential players on the world stage would publicly renounce peacekeeping.’
  • 68) ‘The prime condition is that returning Muslims must renounce their faith and convert to Hinduism.’
  • 69) ‘The way you leave the Catholic Church is by renouncing your faith.’

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