doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world(verb)
an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
eschaton, doomsday, crack of doom, end of the world, day of reckoning, doom
destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)
decree or designate beforehand
denominate, destine, intend, depute, delegate, fate, show, specify, indicate, doom, sentence, point, designate, condemn, assign
sentence, condemn, doom(verb)
pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
condemn, fate, doom, sentence, excoriate, designate, reprobate, decry, destine, objurgate
make certain of the failure or destruction of
sentence, designate, destine, fate, condemn
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To condemn is to pass judicial sentence or render judgment or decision against. We may censure silently; we condemn ordinarily by open and formal utterance. Condemn is more final than blame or censure; a condemned criminal has had his trial; a condemned building can not stand; a condemned ship can not sail. A person is convicted when his guilt is made clearly manifest to others; in somewhat archaic use, a person is said to be convicted when guilt is brought clearly home to his own conscience (convict in this sense being allied with convince, which see under PERSUADE); in legal usage one is said to be convicted only by the verdict of a jury. In stating the penalty of an offense, the legal word sentence is now more common than condemn; as, he was sentenced to imprisonment; but it is good usage to say, he was condemned to imprisonment. To denounce is to make public or official declaration against, especially in a violent and threatening manner.
From the pulpits in the northern States Burr was denounced as an assassin.
CoffinBuilding the Nation ch. 10, p. 137. [ Harper & Bros.'83.]
To doom is to condemn solemnly and consign to evil or destruction or to predetermine to an evil destiny; an inferior race in presence of a superior is doomed to subjugation or extinction. Compare ARRAIGN; REPROVE.
blame, censure, condemn, convict, denounce, reprobate, reprove, sentence
absolve, acquit, applaud, approve, exonerate, justify, pardon, pardon, praise
The bandit was condemned to death for his crime.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
condemn, sentence, pronounce sentence on
destine, appoint, decree
sentence, judgment, condemnation, judicial decree
fate, destiny, lot
PPDB, the paraphrase database
List of paraphrases:
destiny, fate, apocalypse, misfortune, curse, ruin, doorn, loss