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Condemn vs. Condone

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  • Condemn (verb)

    To strongly criticise or denounce; to excoriate the perpetrators of.

    "The president condemned the terrorists."

  • Condemn (verb)

    To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.

  • Condemn (verb)

    To confer eternal divine punishment upon.

  • Condemn (verb)

    To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation.

    "The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire."

  • Condemn (verb)

    To adjudge (building or construction work) as of unsatisfactory quality, requiring the work to be redone.

  • Condemn (verb)

    To adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption.

  • Condemn (verb)

    To determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See eminent domain.

  • Condemn (verb)

    To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service.

  • Condone (verb)

    To forgive, excuse or overlook (something that is considered morally wrong, offensive, or generally disliked).

  • Condone (verb)

    To allow, accept or permit (something that is considered morally wrong, offensive, or generally disliked).

  • Condone (verb)

    To forgive (marital infidelity or other marital offense).

Wiktionary
  • Condemn (verb)

    express complete disapproval of; censure

    "the plan was condemned by campaigners"

    "most leaders roundly condemned the attack"

  • Condemn (verb)

    sentence (someone) to a particular punishment, especially death

    "the rebels had been condemned to death"

  • Condemn (verb)

    (of circumstances) force (someone) to endure or accept something unpleasant

    "the physical ailments that condemned him to a lonely childhood"

  • Condemn (verb)

    prove or show to be guilty or unsatisfactory

    "she could see in his eyes that her stumble had condemned her"

  • Condemn (verb)

    officially declare (something) to be unfit for use

    "the pool has been condemned as a health hazard"

  • Condone (verb)

    accept (behaviour that is considered morally wrong or offensive)

    "the college cannot condone any behaviour that involves illicit drugs"

  • Condone (verb)

    approve or sanction (something), especially with reluctance

    "those arrested were released and the exhibition was officially condoned a few weeks later"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Condemn

    To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.

  • Condemn

    To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.

  • Condemn

    To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; - with to before the penalty.

  • Condemn

    To amerce or fine; - with in before the penalty.

  • Condemn

    To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned.

  • Condemn

    To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.

  • Condone

    To pardon; to forgive.

  • Condone

    To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation of the marriage law; - said of either the husband or the wife.

Webster Dictionary
  • Condemn (verb)

    express strong disapproval of;

    "We condemn the racism in South Africa"

    "These ideas were reprobated"

  • Condemn (verb)

    declare or judge unfit;

    "The building was condemned by the inspector"

  • Condemn (verb)

    compel or force into a particular state or activity;

    "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"

  • Condemn (verb)

    demonstrate the guilt of (someone);

    "Her strange behavior condemned her"

  • Condemn (verb)

    pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law;

    "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

  • Condone (verb)

    excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with;

    "excuse someone's behavior"

    "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"

Princeton's WordNet

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