Definitions for condemnkənˈdɛm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure.
to sentence to punishment, esp. a severe punishment:
to condemn a murderer to death.
to pronounce to be guilty.
to force into a specified, usu. unhappy state:
condemned by lack of education to a life of poverty.
to give grounds for convicting or censuring:
His acts condemn him.
to judge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service:
to condemn an old building.
Law.to acquire ownership of for a public purpose under the right of eminent domain.
Origin of condemn:
1350–1400; ME condempnen < AF, OF condem(p)ner < L condemnāre. See con -, damn
con•demn′er-ˈdɛm ər; -ˈdɛm ər, -dɛmˈnɔr(n.)con•dem′nor
condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate(verb)
express strong disapproval of
"We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
declare or judge unfit for use or habitation
"The building was condemned by the inspector"
compel or force into a particular state or activity
"His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
demonstrate the guilt of (someone)
"Her strange behavior condemned her"
sentence, condemn, doom(verb)
pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
"He was condemned to ten years in prison"
appropriate (property) for public use
"the county condemned the land to build a highway"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to express strong disapproval
Police condemned the attacks.
to give punishment
to condemn him to death
to state officially that a building must be knocked down
***Officials condemned the school.
To confer some sort of eternal divine punishment upon.
To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation.
The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.
To scold sharply; to excoriate the perpetrators of.
To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.
To determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See eminent domain
To adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption.
To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service.
to pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure
to declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt
to pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty
to amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty
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
to doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain
Translations for condemn
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to criticize as morally wrong or evil
Everyone condemned her for being cruel to her child.
- veroordeel; teregwys; afkeur, laak; misprys; verdoemAfrikaans
- يُدين، يَنْتَقِدArabic
- condenarPortuguese (BR)
- odsoudit, obvinitCzech
- hukka mõistmaEstonian
- سرزنش کردن؛ نکوهش کردنFarsi
- आलोचना करनाHindi
- megbélyegez, elítélHungarian
- سرزنش کردن؛ نکوهش کردنPersian
- پړول (ملامتول)، محكومول مجرم اعلانول: پريوه شى دغلط حكم كول: اعتراض نيول: ترټله: دخلكو دګټى له پاره ضبطولPashto
- a condamnaRomanian
- kınamak, ayıplamakTurkish
- 譴責Chinese (Trad.)
- засуджувати; обвинувачуватиUkrainian
- مذمت کرناUrdu
- chỉ tríchVietnamese
- 谴责Chinese (Simp.)
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