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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

condone

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

condone

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

condone

[kənˈdəʊn] VTconsentir, tolerar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

condone

[kənˈdəʊn] vtfermer les yeux sur, approuver (tacitement)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

condone

vt (= overlook)(stillschweigend) hinwegsehen über (+acc); (= approve)(stillschweigend) dulden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

condone

[kənˈdəʊn] vt (forgive) → perdonare, scusare; (overlook) → passare sopra a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

condone

(kənˈdəun) verb
to excuse or forgive. He could not condone lying.
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For instance, professional handball players are more likely than lay people or amateurs to acknowledge that pushing an opponent is sometimes condonable (Fruchart & Rulence-Paques, 2014).
Since these employees are perceived to be loyal workers, many of their drawbacks are overlooked and hence become condonable to the eyes of the owner.2
It was understandable but not condonable at all that Imran Khan and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf would bank on this issue when it was first raised by extremist clerics led by the incendiary Khadim Rizvi to pressurize the government.
If his charge was true, he as Prime Minister should have ordered action against Manmohan Singh, for treason is not a condonable crime.
The whole sorry debacle is horribly reminiscent of the heavy handed actions of the Middle East's most despotic tyrants; men whose abominable acts were in no way admirable or condonable; men who--without exception--came to a bad end.
He said that act is terrorism is not condonable and because a deprived Baloch was involved.
scholarship from CONACYT (213179/244461 Convocatoria 290649), an Educational Condonable Credit by COLCIENCIAS (Convocatoria 568-2012), and by the Doctoral Program of the Instituto de Ecologia, A.C.
Jethmalani then even went to extent of telling the bench that " If this kind of conduct is condonable and bail is granted, it will set a precedent and a licence to all accused in the country to refuse cooperate with investigators."