condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate(verb)
express strong disapproval of
"We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
declare or judge unfit for use or habitation
"The building was condemned by the inspector"
compel or force into a particular state or activity
"His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
demonstrate the guilt of (someone)
"Her strange behavior condemned her"
sentence, condemn, doom(verb)
pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
"He was condemned to ten years in prison"
appropriate (property) for public use
"the county condemned the land to build a highway"
To confer some sort of eternal divine punishment upon.
To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation.
The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.
To scold sharply; to excoriate the perpetrators of.
To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.
To determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See eminent domain
To adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption.
To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service.
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.
The bandit was condemned to death for his crime.
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How to use condemn in a sentence?
Well, I condemn any election fraud, and when I look at what's happened in California with the votes, when I look at what happened -- as you know, there was just a case where they found a million fraudulent votes...
I condemn the senseless acts of violence by some individuals in Baltimore that have resulted in harm to law enforcement officers, destruction of property and a shattering of the peace in the city of Baltimore.
The Gospel does not condemn the wealthy, but the idolatry of wealth, the idolatry that makes people indifferent to the call of the poor.
(Reporters) would ask me questions and I would answer them, and people would say I said nothing. Simply because I did not make the statements people wanted, which people wanted me to make, simply to condemn one community or the other.
For the past four years, I’ve had the huge privilege — and huge responsibility – of playing Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, in a show that I know has had an enormous, positive impact on a community that has been too long dismissed and misunderstood, now I find myself accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly.
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- осъждам, проклинамBulgarian
- condemnarCatalan, Valencian
- verdammen, verurteilenGerman
- محکوم کردنPersian
- निंदा करनाHindi
- 責める, 断罪, 非難するJapanese
- ថ្កោលទោស, កាត់ទោសKhmer
- addīcō, damnantLatin
- осуждать, осудить, порицатьRussian
- fördöma, dömaSwedish
- கண்டனம் தெரிவிTamil
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