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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.
References in classic literature ?
He was in the habit of condoning her cruelty by the thought of her stupidity.
Kasatsky belonged to those men of the eighteen-forties (they are now no longer to be found) who while deliberately and without any conscientious scruples condoning impurity in themselves, required ideal and angelic purity in their women, regarded all unmarried women of their circle as possessed of such purity, and treated them accordingly.
That was evidently the crime of crimes, the one offence there was no condoning nor overlooking.
TEHRAN (FNA)- If the terrorists in Syria obtain portable surface-to-air missiles Russia will view it as direct means of condoning terrorism and will bring the matter before the UN Security Council, a Russian deputy foreign minister said on Saturday.
But in the nebulous world of artistic expression, the difference between rapping about rape and condoning rape is an important, if murky, distinction.
We're not condoning any kind of actions like that at all," said Shaun Hall, Mr Duggan's brother.
Greenpeace said the file notings by Ramesh show that there was a probable legal violation but argued in favour of condoning it on the grounds that "the port itself is nearing completion".
Many a true word said in jest would suggest that I or indeed the ECHO are condoning cruelty.
I am not condoning the Chinese action in Tibet against what must be orchestrated demonstrations, pictured, as the situation has been in existence for many years.
Mahony has degraded the ethics and morals of the church by condoning this type of behavior, and in the process encouraging others to follow.
Disgusting that the likes of Bishop Sheridan and others work so singlemindedly against abortion and birth control, while condoning the policies of an Administration that takes the lives of tens of thousands of innocents in far-off lands.
However, it would be highly disingenuous for Israeli, European or American architects and planners to celebrate and romanticize the built achievements of the European settlers of the 1930s in Tel Aviv, while overlooking and so condoning the ongoing systematic efforts of the Zionist project to negate, marginalize and destroy indigenous Palestinian culture.