excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
"excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
To forgive, excuse or overlook (something).
To allow, accept or permit (something).
To forgive (marital infidelity or other marital offense).
Origin: * From condono, con- + donare.
to pardon; to forgive
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
Origin: [L. condonare, -donatum, to give up, remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See Donate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of condone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of condone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of condone in a Sentence
I certainly do not condone that at all.
But if they're true, of course we will not condone it.
I can't condone that type of behavior, that is unacceptable.
I consider it rude, I don't condone it, but it's obviously not a hate crime.
Michael's does not condone blackface performances of any kind. it's coincidence.
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- извинявам, прощавам, опрощавам, позволявамBulgarian
- perdonar, condonarSpanish
- چشم پوشی کردن ازPersian
- suvaita, antaa anteeksi, hyväksyäFinnish
- autoriser, pardonner, permettreFrench
- mathScottish Gaelic
- मिलाप करनाHindi
- vergeven, toelatenDutch
- разрешать, допускать, прощатьRussian
- tolerera, överse med, ha överseende medSwedish
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