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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.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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"

verb overlook, excuse, forgive, pardon, disregard, turn a blind eye to, wink at, look the other way, make allowance for, let pass I couldn't condone what she was doing.
condemn, punish, denounce, disapprove, censure
condone [kənˈdəʊn] VTconsentir, tolerar

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

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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