What does condemn mean?

Definitions for condemnkənˈdɛm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word condemn.

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"


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cicero:

    They condemn what they do not understand.

  2. Seneca:

    It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant.

  3. Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu:

    I condemn those who are killing humanity like this.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.

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