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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.condemning - containing or imposing condemnation or censure; "a condemnatory decree"
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
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It is also necessary to follow a contrary practice to what is established in democracies, for the people should be allowed the power of pardoning, but not of condemning, for the cause should be referred back again to the magistrates: whereas the contrary takes place in republics; for the power of pardoning is with the few, but not of condemning, which is always referred [1299a] to the people at large.
That is a rare and blessed lot which some greatest men have not attained, to know ourselves guiltless before a condemning crowd-- to be sure that what we are denounced for is solely the good in us.
They carried placards expressing solidarity with the people of Indian Held Kashmir and chanted slogans condemning Indian forces' brutalities against innocent Kashmiris.
Spokesman of Balochistan government Liaqat Shahwani said on special directive of Chief Minister Balochistan, protest rallies were taken out from all educational institutions including schools colleges and universities to express solidarity with Kashmiri people and condemning repealing of article 370 of constitution through Indian presidential order.
While condemning the Indian move, he urged the international community to take notice of such brutal violations of Indian forces along LoC and should play their role to resolve this serious issue.
New Zealand stands alongside both countries in condemning all forms of terrorism.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan shared his condolences with the Sri Lankan brethren while strongly condemning the horrific attack.
We have been condemning violence and terrorist attack wherever it has happened," he said while talking to reporters here.
Embassy has actively offered assistance to local authorities."Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is condemning "the horrible terrorist act.
Minister of State Murad Saeed condemning the terrorist attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi said LAEs have foiled the nefarious designs of the enemies with timely action.
However, he said, the government was ready to form a parliamentary committee to adopt a resolution for unanimously condemning the firing incident as desired by the opposition.
While condemning the cowardly terrorist attack on him, the PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that they will not be intimidated by the terrorists and will not allow them to succeed in their nefarious design.