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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. William F. Buckley Jr., "The Wit and Wisdom of Vlad the Impaler":

    Knee-jerk liberals and all the certified saints of sanctified humanism are quick to condemn this great and much-maligned Transylvanian statesman.

  2. Enoch Adeboye:

    I and members of my Family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking situation... #justiceforuwa.

  3. Jonathan Karl:

    The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the President's supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami. All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the President's political opponents, we have previously told the President The President rhetoric could incite violence. Now we call on him and everybody associated with this conference to denounce this video and affirm that violence has no place in our society.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    If, in fact, we defend the legal right of a person to insult another's religion, we're equally obligated to use our free speech to condemn such insults and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with religious communities, particularly religious minorities who are the targets of such attacks, to infringe on one right under the pretext of protecting another is a betrayal of both.

  5. Hickory Tavern:

    We strongly condemn the insults directed at one of our team members in remarks left by a patron on their credit card receipt, we value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation or for any other reason.

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