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condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriateverb
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, doomverb
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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: condemno, Latin.
My conscience hath a thousand several tongues,
And every tongue brings in a sev’ral tale,
And ev’ry tale condemns me for a villain. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
Is he found guilty? ————
———— Yes truly, is he, and condemn’d upon’t. William Shakespeare, Hen. VIII.
Considered as a judge, it condemns where it ought to absolve, and pronounces absolution where it ought to condemn. Richard Fiddes, Sermons.
The son of man shall be betrayed unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death. Mat. xx. 18.
Who then shall blame
His pester’d senses to recoil and start,
When all that is within him does condemn
Itself for being there? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The poet who flourished in the scene, is condemned in the ruelle. John Dryden, Æn. Preface.
He who was so unjust as to do his brother an injury, will scarce be so just as to condemn himself for it. John Locke.
They who approve my conduct in this particular, are much more numerous than those who condemn it. Spectator, №. 488.
And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the land in an hundred talents of silver. 2 Chro.
The righteous that is dead shall condemn the ungodly which are living. Wisd. iv. 16.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'condemn' in Verbs Frequency: #653
The numerical value of condemn in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of condemn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of condemn in a Sentence
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated, i strongly condemn the actions of the offenders who are engaged in direct attacks against innocent civilians, businesses and law enforcement officers. There is a significant difference between protesting and violence and those committing these acts will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest:
It was an opportunity ... for the president to condemn the continuing failure of Russia and the separatists it backs to abide by the commitments to which they agreed.
Russia's unprovoked attack on Ukraine using military and cyber weapons violates international law and the fundamental human rights of the Ukrainian people, i condemn this unjust assault on the sovereignty of Ukraine that threatens security in Europe and the entire world, and I call on President Putin to halt all military action and restore peace.
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- проклинам, осъждамBulgarian
- condemnarCatalan, Valencian
- verdammen, verurteilenGerman
- محکوم کردنPersian
- निंदा करनाHindi
- 非難する, 責める, 断罪Japanese
- កាត់ទោស, ថ្កោលទោសKhmer
- damnant, addīcōLatin
- осудить, порицать, осуждатьRussian
- döma, fördömaSwedish
- கண்டனம் தெரிவிTamil
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