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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excuse, condone(verb)

    excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with

    "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"


  1. condone(Verb)

    To forgive, excuse or overlook (something).

    Etymology: * From condono, con- + donare.

  2. condone(Verb)

    To allow, accept or permit (something).

    Etymology: * From condono, con- + donare.

  3. condone(Verb)

    To forgive (marital infidelity or other marital offense).

    Etymology: * From condono, con- + donare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condone(verb)

    to pardon; to forgive

    Etymology: [L. condonare, -donatum, to give up, remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See Donate.]

  2. Condone(verb)

    to pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation of the marriage law; -- said of either the husband or the wife

    Etymology: [L. condonare, -donatum, to give up, remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See Donate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Condone

    kon-dōn′, v.t. to forgive: to pass over.—n. Condonā′tion, forgiveness: in the legal phraseology of Britain and the United States, forgiveness granted by the injured party, which may be urged by the guilty party as a defence against an action of divorce on the ground of adultery. [L. con, inten., donāre, to give. See Donation.]

Editors Contribution


    to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like);to give tacit approval to;to pardon or forgive (an offense);to cause the condonation of; justify the pardoning of (an offense).Law. to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of (a violation of the marriage vow);To grant forgiveness to or for:excuse,remit.Idiom: forgive and forget.overlook,wink at.to ignore or accept behavior that some people consider wrong:disregard,turn a blind eye to,look the other way,make allowance for,let pass.to regard or treat (something bad or blameworthy) as acceptable, forgivable, or harmless;blink (at), brush (aside or off), discount, gloss (over),gloze (over),overpass, paper over, pardon, pass over, remit, shrug off, whitewash;make allowances for; be lenient with;To forgive (marital infidelity or other marital offense).to approve of behaviour that most people think is wrong:To express or give approval,approve,recommend,consent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of condone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of condone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of condone in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I never have and never will condone violence. People have the right to protest, that's what America is about, I've been on picket lines my whole life, but that is very difference from being involved in violence.

  2. Officer Stephen Jones:

    While we did not have access to the photos that became public today, we were and are aware of the serious nature of this incident. We as an organization take this very seriously. We do not condone domestic violence, we entered into the agreement with Greg fully understanding that there would be scrutiny and criticism. We have given Greg a second chance. He is a member of our team and someone who is grateful for the opportunity he has been given to move forward with his life and his career.

  3. Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul:

    But if they're true, of course we will not condone it.

  4. Donald Trump:

    No, I don't like that. And we don't condone that, Wolf. And I've said that numerous times, now, with all of that being said, and I still don't condone it, that young man walked up and he made a gesture in his air -- in the air with one of his fingers, which was not good and was not nice and was very, very horrible to see also. But despite that, I don't condone it and we don't want that to happen.

  5. Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber:

    While there is a need to demand respect of jurisdictional boundaries, I could never condone violence against officers.

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