excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
"excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
To forgive, excuse or overlook (something).
To allow, accept or permit (something).
To forgive (marital infidelity or other marital offense).
Origin: * From condono, con- + donare.
to pardon; to forgive
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
Origin: [L. condonare, -donatum, to give up, remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See Donate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-dōn′, v.t. to forgive: to pass over.—n. Condonā′tion, forgiveness: in the legal phraseology of Britain and the United States, forgiveness granted by the injured party, which may be urged by the guilty party as a defence against an action of divorce on the ground of adultery. [L. con, inten., donāre, to give. See Donation.]
The numerical value of condone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of condone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I don’t condone violence at all, i looked and I watched and I’m going to make a decision. I certainly don’t condone violence and maybe you’re right and maybe that’s why I wouldn’t do it.
Now, with all of that being said, and I still don't condone it, that young man walked up and he made a gesture in his air -- in the air with one of his fingers, which was not good and was not nice and was very, very horrible to see also. But despite that, I don't condone it and we don't want that to happen.
No, I don't like that. And we don't condone that, Wolf. And I've said that numerous times, now, with all of that being said, and I still don't condone it, that young man walked up and he made a gesture in his air -- in the air with one of his fingers, which was not good and was not nice and was very, very horrible to see also. But despite that, I don't condone it and we don't want that to happen.
With girls, the more they watched, the more likely they were to perpetuate these behaviors so there's something about the nature of this type of behavior that girls feel comfortable perpetuating, i've argued, and many others have argued, that it's really about socialization, that as a culture, we tend to condone physical aggression with boys, and say, 'Oh that's just the way boys are' but with girls, we tell them not to do that because that's not what girls do.
Guess what is the secret behind every happy and enviable marriage or relationship out there? It's nothing but COMPROMISE. Oh! yes, that's the uncommon secret of every happy and long-lasting marriage or relationship. So, if you've been longing for a happy and long-lasting marriage or relationship. Dare to compromise your rights. I mean, don't always stand up for your rights in marriage or any other relationship. Moreover, do condone and tolerate your spouse's or partner's weaknesses and shortcomings.
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- извинявам, прощавам, опрощавам, позволявамBulgarian
- perdonar, condonarSpanish
- چشم پوشی کردن ازPersian
- suvaita, antaa anteeksi, hyväksyäFinnish
- autoriser, pardonner, permettreFrench
- mathScottish Gaelic
- vergeven, toelatenDutch
- разрешать, допускать, прощатьRussian
- tolerera, överse med, ha överseende medSwedish
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