Definitions for condonekənˈdoʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excuse, condone(verb)

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

    "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"


  1. condone(Verb)

    To forgive, excuse or overlook (something).

  2. condone(Verb)

    To allow, accept or permit (something).

  3. condone(Verb)

    To forgive (marital infidelity or other marital offense).

  4. Origin: * From condono, con- + donare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condone(verb)

    to pardon; to forgive

  2. Condone(verb)

    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

  3. Origin: [L. condonare, -donatum, to give up, remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See Donate.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rece Davis:

    I can't condone that type of behavior, that is unacceptable.

  2. Bobby Berger:

    Michael's does not condone blackface performances of any kind. it's coincidence.

  3. Steven Hotze:

    It would force individuals to have to condone, accept, even celebrate, sexual immorality.

  4. Isaac Mwangi:

    As Athletics Kenya our policy is very clear: we do not condone doping, we will not hide anyone who is caught doping.

  5. Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber:

    While there is a need to demand respect of jurisdictional boundaries, I could never condone violence against officers.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • извинявам, прощавам, опрощавам, позволявамBulgarian
  • perdonar, condonarSpanish
  • suvaita, antaa anteeksi, hyväksyäFinnish
  • autoriser, pardonner, permettreFrench
  • mathScottish Gaelic
  • condonareItalian
  • vergeven, toelatenDutch
  • разрешать, допускать, прощатьRussian
  • tolerera, överse med, ha överseende medSwedish

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