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Synonyms for condemn
kənˈdɛm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate(verb)

    express strong disapproval of

    "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, correct, castigate, doom, sentence, excoriate, reprobate, chastise, decry, chafe, objurgate

  2. condemn(verb)

    declare or judge unfit for use or habitation

    "The building was condemned by the inspector"

    Synonyms:
    decry, objurgate, doom, sentence, reprobate, excoriate

  3. condemn(verb)

    compel or force into a particular state or activity

    "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"

    Synonyms:
    decry, objurgate, doom, sentence, reprobate, excoriate

  4. condemn(verb)

    demonstrate the guilt of (someone)

    "Her strange behavior condemned her"

    Synonyms:
    decry, objurgate, doom, sentence, reprobate, excoriate

  5. sentence, condemn, doom(verb)

    pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

    "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

    Synonyms:
    fate, doom, sentence, excoriate, designate, reprobate, decry, destine, objurgate

  6. condemn(verb)

    appropriate (property) for public use

    "the county condemned the land to build a highway"

    Synonyms:
    decry, objurgate, doom, sentence, reprobate, excoriate

Wiktionary

  1. condemn(verb)

    Synonyms:
    damn

    Antonyms:
    save

  2. condemn(verb)

    To confer some sort of eternal divine punishment upon.

    Synonyms:
    damn

    Antonyms:
    save

  3. condemn(verb)

    To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation.

    The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.

    Synonyms:
    damn

    Antonyms:
    save

  4. condemn(verb)

    To scold sharply; to excoriate the perpetrators of.

    Synonyms:
    damn

    Antonyms:
    save

  5. condemn(verb)

    To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.

    Synonyms:
    damn

    Antonyms:
    save

  6. condemn(verb)

    To determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See eminent domain

    Synonyms:
    damn

    Antonyms:
    save

  7. condemn(verb)

    To adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption.

    Synonyms:
    damn

    Antonyms:
    save

  8. condemn(verb)

    To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service.

    Synonyms:
    damn

    Antonyms:
    save

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. condemn

    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.

    Coffin Building 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.

    Synonyms:
    blame, censure, convict, denounce, doom, reprobate, reprove, sentence

    Antonyms:
    absolve, acquit, applaud, approve, exonerate, justify, pardon, pardon, praise

    Preposition:
    The bandit was condemned to death for his crime.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. condemn

    Synonyms:
    blame, convict, reprove, cast, censure, denounce, doom, sentence

    Antonyms:
    absolve, acquit, exonerate, pardon, justify, approve

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. condemn

    Synonyms:
    v. a. sentence, doom

  2. condemn

    Synonyms:
    censure, blame, disapprove, reprove, reprobate, upbraid, pass censure on

  3. condemn

    Synonyms:
    adjudge (a ship) to be unseaworthy

  4. condemn

    Synonyms:
    confiscate, declare to be forfeited

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. condemn(v)

    Synonyms:
    denounce, anathematize, curse, execrate, reprobate, doom, ban

    Antonyms:
    exonerate, exculpate, vindicate, absolve, justify, praise

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How to use condemn in a sentence?

  1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    We should strongly condemn the launch by working with the international community.

  2. Fox News:

    We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, they do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I have to look at the group. I mean, I don't know what group you're talking about, you wouldn't want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I'd have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them and certainly I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong. You may have groups in there that are totally fine -- it would be very unfair. So give me a list of the groups and I'll let you know.

  4. Jacob Frey:

    I condemn the perpetrators and their tactics in the strongest possible terms, identity Evropa and those who share their values have no place in our city. Hate has no place in Minneapolis. Period.

  5. George Santayana:

    Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.


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