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con·done

 (kən-dōn′)
tr.v. con·doned, con·don·ing, con·dones
To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure. See Synonyms at forgive.

[Latin condōnāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + dōnāre, to give (from dōnum, gift; see dō- in Indo-European roots).]

con·don′a·ble adj.
con·don′er n.

condone

(kənˈdəʊn)
vb (tr)
1. to overlook or forgive (an offence)
2. (Law) law (esp of a spouse) to pardon or overlook (an offence, usually adultery)
[C19: from Latin condōnāre to remit a debt, from com- (intensive) + dōnāre to donate]
conˈdonable adj
condonation n
conˈdoner n

con•done

(kənˈdoʊn)

v.t. -doned, -don•ing.
1. to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, etc.).
2. to give tacit approval to: By his silence, he seemed to condone their behavior.
3. to pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse.
[1615–25, but in general currency from its use in the British Divorce Act of 1857; < Latin condōnāre to absolve, grant pardon =con- con- + dōnāre to give; see donate]
con•don′a•ble, adj.
con•don′er, n.

condone

- From Latin condonare, "refrain from punishing," it does not mean "approve of, endorse"; it means "let something pass without interference even though you probably disapprove," or "pardon, forgive, overlook."
See also related terms for refrain.

condone


Past participle: condoned
Gerund: condoning

Imperative
condone
condone
Present
I condone
you condone
he/she/it condones
we condone
you condone
they condone
Preterite
I condoned
you condoned
he/she/it condoned
we condoned
you condoned
they condoned
Present Continuous
I am condoning
you are condoning
he/she/it is condoning
we are condoning
you are condoning
they are condoning
Present Perfect
I have condoned
you have condoned
he/she/it has condoned
we have condoned
you have condoned
they have condoned
Past Continuous
I was condoning
you were condoning
he/she/it was condoning
we were condoning
you were condoning
they were condoning
Past Perfect
I had condoned
you had condoned
he/she/it had condoned
we had condoned
you had condoned
they had condoned
Future
I will condone
you will condone
he/she/it will condone
we will condone
you will condone
they will condone
Future Perfect
I will have condoned
you will have condoned
he/she/it will have condoned
we will have condoned
you will have condoned
they will have condoned
Future Continuous
I will be condoning
you will be condoning
he/she/it will be condoning
we will be condoning
you will be condoning
they will be condoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been condoning
you have been condoning
he/she/it has been condoning
we have been condoning
you have been condoning
they have been condoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been condoning
you will have been condoning
he/she/it will have been condoning
we will have been condoning
you will have been condoning
they will have been condoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been condoning
you had been condoning
he/she/it had been condoning
we had been condoning
you had been condoning
they had been condoning
Conditional
I would condone
you would condone
he/she/it would condone
we would condone
you would condone
they would condone
Past Conditional
I would have condoned
you would have condoned
he/she/it would have condoned
we would have condoned
you would have condoned
they would have condoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.condone - excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
forgive - stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"

condone

condone

verb
To grant forgiveness to or for:
Translations
يَغْفِر، يَصْفَح
prominout
billige
fyrirgefa, horfa framhjá
piedot
göz yummakhoş görmek

condone

[kənˈdəʊn] VTconsentir, tolerar

condone

[kənˈdəʊn] vtfermer les yeux sur, approuver (tacitement)

condone

vt (= overlook)(stillschweigend) hinwegsehen über (+acc); (= approve)(stillschweigend) dulden

condone

[kənˈdəʊn] vt (forgive) → perdonare, scusare; (overlook) → passare sopra a

condone

(kənˈdəun) verb
to excuse or forgive. He could not condone lying.
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