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. Dania Saltagi:

    Using #NotInMyName is a way for me to not condemn the terrorist attacks, but to also spread the message that ISIS does not represent Islam. It is a way for me to have a voice and break stereotypes, rather than stay silent.

  2. Jonathan Karl:

    The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the President's supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami. All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the President's political opponents, we have previously told the President The President rhetoric could incite violence. Now we call on him and everybody associated with this conference to denounce this video and affirm that violence has no place in our society.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    America's view of apartheid is simple and straightforward We believe it is wrong. We condemn it. And we are united in hoping for the day when apartheid will be no more.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Do not admire the warriors; do not admire the fighters; condemn the fist! Get rid of this low culture of wildness! Admire the nonviolent; applaud the peaceful; despise the brute force!

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    We call on all nations to publicly and unequivocally condemn Iran's attacks.

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