Criticize and Denounce


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Criticize verb – To express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of.
Usage example: people who criticize every single idea that the principal has for improving the school

Denounce is a synonym for criticize in condemn topic. In some cases you can use "Denounce" instead a verb "Criticize", when it comes to topics like revile, blame, disapprove, criticise. popular alternative
Nearby Words: critical, criticise, criticism, critic, critically
Synonyms for Criticize


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Denounce verb – To declare to be morally wrong or evil.
Usage example: the church council denounced the bishop's teachings, officially declaring them to be heresy

Criticize is a synonym for denounce in condemn topic. You can use "Criticize" instead a verb "Denounce", if it concerns topics such as speech, revile, criticise. popular alternative
Nearby Words: denouncing, denouncement
Synonyms for Denounce

Common collocations

religion criticize religion denounce religion
character criticize character denounce character
violence criticize violence denounce violence
people criticize people denounce people
Other nouns: show, government, game, food, church, film, everyone, lifestyle.

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / All Quiet on the Western Front Because the students there haven't experienced it for themselves, with virtually all of them still a Wide-Eyed Idealist, they quickly denounce him and criticize him for having such a defeatist attitude.
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