What does condemn mean?

Definitions for condemn
kənˈdɛmcon·demn

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriateverb

    express strong disapproval of

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

  2. condemnverb

    declare or judge unfit for use or habitation

    "The building was condemned by the inspector"

  3. condemnverb

    compel or force into a particular state or activity

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

  4. condemnverb

    demonstrate the guilt of (someone)

    "Her strange behavior condemned her"

  5. sentence, condemn, doomverb

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

    "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

  6. condemnverb

    appropriate (property) for public use

    "the county condemned the land to build a highway"

Wiktionary

  1. condemnverb

    To confer some sort of eternal divine punishment upon.

  2. condemnverb

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

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

  3. condemnverb

    To scold sharply; to excoriate the perpetrators of.

  4. condemnverb

    To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.

  5. condemnverb

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

  6. condemnverb

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

  7. condemnverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condemnverb

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

  2. Condemnverb

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

  3. Condemnverb

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

  4. Condemnverb

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

  5. Condemnverb

    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. Condemnverb

    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.]

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  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. Jonathan Karl:

    The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the president's supporters, all Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the president's political opponents.

  2. Brad Sherman:

    What’s newsworthy is that she admits Hamas is guilty of ‘unthinkable atrocities,' it’s time for all of Israel’s detractors to condemn Hamas. And it’s time for all those of good will to reject any moral equivalency between the U.S. and Israel on one hand, and Hamas and the Taliban on the other.

  3. The Observatory:

    Our organisations strongly condemn today's sentences in the Yunus case, as well as all the previous sentences against other human rights defenders in the country. They are only aimed to silence critical voices.

  4. Nikki Haley:

    Impeding Ukraine's lawful transit through Kerch Strait is a violation under international law. It is an arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept.

  5. Aston Villa Football Club:

    We utterly condemn the behavior of the individual who ran onto the pitch and approached Chris Smalling, we would like to apologize to Chris Smalling and Manchester United, and are pleased that the individual was apprehended and arrested. We will be working closely with the Metropolitan Police in their investigation.

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