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Definition of decry verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    decry somebody/something (as something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they decry
    he / she / it decries
    past simple decried
    -ing form decrying
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  1. 1to strongly criticize someone or something, especially publicly synonym condemn
  2. 2 The measures were decried as useless.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: decry