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con·demn

 (kən-dĕm′)
tr.v. con·demned, con·demn·ing, con·demns
1. To express strong disapproval of: condemned the needless waste of food. See Synonyms at criticize.
2. To pronounce judgment against; sentence: condemned the felons to prison.
3. To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order: condemn an old building.
4. To force (someone) to experience, endure, or do something: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" (George Santayana).
5. To lend credence to or provide evidence for an adverse judgment against: were condemned by their actions.
6. Law To appropriate (property) for public use.

[Middle English condemnen, from Old French condemner, from Latin condemnāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + damnāre, to sentence (from damnum, penalty).]

con·dem′na·ble (-dĕm′nə-bəl) adj.
con·dem′na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
con·demn′er (-dĕm′ər), con·dem′nor (-dĕm′ər, -dĕm-nôr′) n.

condemn

(kənˈdɛm)
vb (tr)
1. to express strong disapproval of; censure
2. (Law) to pronounce judicial sentence on
3. to demonstrate the guilt of: his secretive behaviour condemned him.
4. to judge or pronounce unfit for use: that food has been condemned.
5. to compel or force into a particular state or activity: his disposition condemned him to boredom.
[C13: from Old French condempner, from Latin condemnāre, from damnāre to condemn; see damn]
condemnable adj
conˈdemnably adv
ˌcondemˈnation n
conˈdemner n
conˈdemningly adv

con•demn

(kənˈdɛm)

v.t.
1. to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure.
2. to sentence to punishment, esp. a severe punishment: to condemn a murderer to death.
3. to pronounce to be guilty.
4. to force into a specified, usu. unhappy state: condemned by lack of education to a life of poverty.
5. to give grounds for convicting or censuring: His acts condemn him.
6. to judge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service: to condemn an old building.
7. Law. to acquire ownership of for a public purpose under the right of eminent domain.
[1350–1400; Middle English condempnen < Anglo-French, Old French condem(p)ner < Latin condemnāre. See con-, damn]
con•dem′na•ble (-nə bəl) adj.
con•dem′na•bly, adv.
con•dem•na•to•ry (-nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
con•demn′er (-ˈdɛm ər) con•dem′nor (-ˈdɛm ər, -dɛmˈnɔr) n.

condemn


Past participle: condemned
Gerund: condemning

Imperative
condemn
condemn
Present
I condemn
you condemn
he/she/it condemns
we condemn
you condemn
they condemn
Preterite
I condemned
you condemned
he/she/it condemned
we condemned
you condemned
they condemned
Present Continuous
I am condemning
you are condemning
he/she/it is condemning
we are condemning
you are condemning
they are condemning
Present Perfect
I have condemned
you have condemned
he/she/it has condemned
we have condemned
you have condemned
they have condemned
Past Continuous
I was condemning
you were condemning
he/she/it was condemning
we were condemning
you were condemning
they were condemning
Past Perfect
I had condemned
you had condemned
he/she/it had condemned
we had condemned
you had condemned
they had condemned
Future
I will condemn
you will condemn
he/she/it will condemn
we will condemn
you will condemn
they will condemn
Future Perfect
I will have condemned
you will have condemned
he/she/it will have condemned
we will have condemned
you will have condemned
they will have condemned
Future Continuous
I will be condemning
you will be condemning
he/she/it will be condemning
we will be condemning
you will be condemning
they will be condemning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been condemning
you have been condemning
he/she/it has been condemning
we have been condemning
you have been condemning
they have been condemning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been condemning
you will have been condemning
he/she/it will have been condemning
we will have been condemning
you will have been condemning
they will have been condemning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been condemning
you had been condemning
he/she/it had been condemning
we had been condemning
you had been condemning
they had been condemning
Conditional
I would condemn
you would condemn
he/she/it would condemn
we would condemn
you would condemn
they would condemn
Past Conditional
I would have condemned
you would have condemned
he/she/it would have condemned
we would have condemned
you would have condemned
they would have condemned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.condemn - express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
denounce - speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"
2.condemn - declare or judge unfit for use or habitation; "The building was condemned by the inspector"
boo, hiss - show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
explode - drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
3.condemn - compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
compel, obligate, oblige - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
4.condemn - demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her"
attest, certify, evidence, manifest, demonstrate - provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
attaint - condemn by attainder; "the man was attainted"
5.condemn - pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
foredoom - doom beforehand
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
reprobate - abandon to eternal damnation; "God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"
6.condemn - appropriate (property) for public use; "the county condemned the land to build a highway"
confiscate, impound, sequester, seize, attach - take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

condemn

verb
1. denounce, damn, criticize, disapprove, censure, diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), reprove, upbraid, excoriate, reprehend, blame, flame (informal) Political leaders united yesterday to condemn the latest wave of violence.
denounce approve, praise, acclaim, applaud, compliment, commend, condone, big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean)
2. sentence, convict, damn, doom, pass sentence on He was condemned to life imprisonment.
sentence free, liberate, acquit
Quotations
"Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less" [John Major]

condemn

verb
1. To feel or express strong disapproval of:
2. To pronounce judgment against:
Translations
يَحْكُم عَلىيُدينُيُدين، يَنْتَقِديَقْضي بِعَدَم صَلاحِيَّة الشَّيء
odsouditodsoudit kprohlásit za nepoužitelnéobvinit
fordømmekondemneredømme
condenardeclarar en ruina (a building)
tuomita
osuditi
szanál
dæmadæma ónÿtan eîa ónothæfanfordæma
非難する
비난하다
mirtininkų kameranuteisimasnuteistipripažinti netinkamu
atzīt par nederīgunosodītnotiesāt
uznať za nepoužívateľné
obsoditi
fördöma
ประณาม
kınamakkullanılmaz olduğunu bildirmekmahkûm etmekayıplamakçarptırmak
chỉ trích

condemn

[kənˈdem] VT (= sentence, censure) → condenar; [+ building] → declarar en ruina; [+ food] → declarar insalubre
to condemn sb to deathcondenar a algn a muerte
the condemned cellla celda de los condenados a muerte
the condemned manel reo de muerte
such conduct is to be condemnedtal conducta es censurable

condemn

[kənˈdɛm] vt
(= criticize) [+ decision, action] → condamner
The government has condemned the decision → Le gouvernement a condamné cette décision.
(CONSTRUCTION) [+ building] → condamner
to be condemned to death → être condamné(e) à mort

condemn

vt
(= censure)verurteilen
(Jur: = sentence) → verurteilen; to condemn somebody to death/10 years’ imprisonmentjdn zum Tode/zu 10 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilen; the condemned mander zum Tode Verurteilte; the condemned celldie Todeszelle
(fig)verdammen, verurteilen (to zu)
(= declare unfit) building, slumsfür abbruchreif erklären; shipfür nicht mehr seetüchtig erklären; these houses are/should be condemneddiese Häuser stehen auf der Abrissliste/sollten abgerissen werden; the fruit was condemned as unfit for consumptiondas Obst wurde für den Verzehr ungeeignet erklärt
(US Jur) → beschlagnahmen; landenteignen

condemn

[kənˈdɛm] vt (person) → condannare; (declare unfit, building) → dichiarare inagibile; (food) → dichiarare immangiabile
to condemn sb to death → condannare qn a morte

condemn

(kənˈdem) verb
1. to criticize as morally wrong or evil. Everyone condemned her for being cruel to her child.
2. to sentence to (a punishment). She was condemned to death.
3. to declare (a building) to be unfit to use. These houses have been condemned.
condemnation (kondemˈneiʃən) noun
condemned cell
a cell for a prisoner under sentence of death.

condemn

يُدينُ odsoudit fordømme verurteilen καταδικάζω condenar tuomita condamner osuditi condannare 非難する 비난하다 veroordelen dømme potępić condenar осуждать fördöma ประณาม kınamak chỉ trích 谴责

condemn

v. condenar.
References in classic literature ?
With a self-sacrifice which some of our readers will appreciate, she resolved, instead of comfortably making her own bed, sweeping and dusting her own chamber,--which she had hitherto done, in utter scorn of all offers of help from the chambermaid of the establishment,--to condemn herself to the martyrdom of instructing Topsy to perform these operations,--ah, woe the day
What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn.
Is it right to condemn a man to a slight punish- ment for a small offense and then kill him?
We must consider what Miss Fairfax quits, before we condemn her taste for what she goes to.
It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.
Let strict morality claim its right, and condemn her early fault.
There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth.
And he takes,' said my mother, with the tears which were engendered in her affectionate nature, stealing down her face, 'he takes great pains with me; and I ought to be very thankful to him, and very submissive to him even in my thoughts; and when I am not, Peggotty, I worry and condemn myself, and feel doubtful of my own heart, and don't know what to do.
The most petty baron may arrest, try, and condemn a witch found within his own domain.
Most of them know no more of the economic theory of Socialism than they know of Chaldee; but they no longer fear or condemn its name.
The treasurer was of the same opinion: he showed to what straits his majesty's revenue was reduced, by the charge of maintaining you, which would soon grow insupportable; that the secretary's expedient of putting out your eyes, was so far from being a remedy against this evil, that it would probably increase it, as is manifest from the common practice of blinding some kind of fowls, after which they fed the faster, and grew sooner fat; that his sacred majesty and the council, who are your judges, were, in their own consciences, fully convinced of your guilt, which was a sufficient argument to condemn you to death, without the formal proofs required by the strict letter of the law.
Raoul, why do you condemn a man whom you have never seen, whom no one knows and about whom you yourself know nothing?