What does condone mean?

Definitions for condone

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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).

  2. condone(Verb)

    To allow, accept or permit (something).

  3. condone(Verb)

    To forgive (marital infidelity or other marital offense).

  4. Origin: * From condono, con- + donare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Condone(verb)

    to pardon; to forgive

  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

  3. Origin: [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.]


  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 certainly do not condone that at all.

  2. Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul:

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

  3. Rece Davis:

    I can't condone that type of behavior, that is unacceptable.

  4. Jared Taylor:

    I consider it rude, I don't condone it, but it's obviously not a hate crime.

  5. Bobby Berger:

    Michael's does not condone blackface performances of any kind. it's coincidence.

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