What does condemn mean?

Definitions for condemn
kənˈdɛmcon·demn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate(verb)

    express strong disapproval of

    "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"

  2. condemn(verb)

    declare or judge unfit for use or habitation

    "The building was condemned by the inspector"

  3. condemn(verb)

    compel or force into a particular state or activity

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

  4. condemn(verb)

    demonstrate the guilt of (someone)

    "Her strange behavior condemned her"

  5. sentence, condemn, doom(verb)

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

    "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

  6. condemn(verb)

    appropriate (property) for public use

    "the county condemned the land to build a highway"

Wiktionary

  1. condemn(Verb)

    To confer some sort of eternal divine punishment upon.

  2. condemn(Verb)

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

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

  3. condemn(Verb)

    To scold sharply; to excoriate the perpetrators of.

  4. condemn(Verb)

    To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.

  5. condemn(Verb)

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

  6. condemn(Verb)

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

  7. condemn(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condemn(verb)

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

  2. Condemn(verb)

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

  3. Condemn(verb)

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

  4. Condemn(verb)

    to amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty

  5. Condemn(verb)

    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

  6. Condemn(verb)

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Condemn

    kon-dem′, v.t. to pronounce guilty: to censure or blame: to sentence to punishment: to give up to some fate: to pronounce unfit for use.—adj. Condem′nable, blamable.—n. Condemnā′tion, state of being condemned: blame: cause of being condemned.—adj. Condem′natory, expressing or implying condemnation.—p.adj. Condemned′, pronounced to be wrong, guilty, or useless: belonging or relating to one who is sentenced to punishment, e.g. 'condemned cell:' declared dangerous and to be removed, as a house, bridge, &c. [L. condemnāre, from con, inten., and damnāre, to damage.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'condemn' in Verbs Frequency: #653

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condemn in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condemn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of condemn in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I have to look at the group. I mean, I don't know what group you're talking about, you wouldn't want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I'd have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them and certainly I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong. You may have groups in there that are totally fine -- it would be very unfair. So give me a list of the groups and I'll let you know.

  2. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    I condemn all incidents of violence where religious minorities were targeted, no religious group can incite violence ... my government will ensure there is complete freedom of faith.

  3. Alex Azar:

    I implore you to continue to condemn unequivocally any form of violence, to demand that no one attempt to disrupt the inaugural activities in Washington or elsewhere, and to continue to support unreservedly the peaceful and orderly transition of power on January 20, 2021.

  4. Gavin Clarkson:

    Masked militiamen are the antithesis of what a free republic looks like. I absolutely condemn their lawless activities.

  5. Hernandez Joseph:

    We condemn this attack, it is doubtlessly a horrible incident, a horrible attack and I am sure and I trust that the authorities will take all appropriate legal action.

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