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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excuse, condone(verb)

    excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with

    "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"

    relieve, rationalize, explain, let off, beg off, excuse, pardon, apologise, exempt, rationalise, apologize, justify

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. condone(v)

    To pardon is to let pass, as a fault or sin, without resentment, blame, or punishment. Forgive has reference to feelings, pardon to consequences; hence, the executive may pardon, but has nothing to do officially with forgiving. Personal injury may be forgiven by the person wronged; thus, God at once forgives and pardons; the pardoned sinner is exempt from punishment; the forgiven sinner is restored to the divine favor. To pardon is the act of a superior, implying the right to punish; to forgive is the privilege of the humblest person who has been wronged or offended. In law, to remit the whole penalty is equivalent to pardoning the offender; but a part of a penalty may be remitted and the remainder inflicted, as where the penalty includes both fine and imprisonment. To condone is to put aside a recognized offense by some act which restores the offender to forfeited right or privilege, and is the act of a private individual, without legal formalities. To excuse is to overlook some slight offense, error, or breach of etiquette; pardon is often used by courtesy in nearly the same sense. A person may speak of excusing or forgiving himself, but not of pardoning himself. Compare ABSOLVE; PARDON, n.

    absolve, acquit, excuse, forgive, overlook, pardon, pardon, pass by, pass over, remit

    castigate, chasten, chastise, condemn, convict, correct, doom, punish, recompense, scourge, sentence, visit

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  1. List of paraphrases for "condone":

    tolerate, forgive, accept, overlook

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  1. Barron Lerner:

    As the number of overall deaths like this becomes more frequent than 1 in 20, say, I think red flags really need to be raised, most of us were trained to never condone speeding death at all.

  2. Tad Cummins:

    I don't think he knew this would happen or realized he would be in this much trouble. it's a horrible thing he's done, and we don't condone his actions. But he's family and we still love him.

  3. Chris Hardwick:

    I'm devastated to read that Chloe Dykstra is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur, l was blindsided by Chloe Dykstra post and always wanted the best for Chloe Dykstra. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women.

  4. Goosehead CEOand co-founder Mark Jones:

    While we support our employees right to vote and express themselves politically, we do not condone violent or illegal acts. This one former employees actions are not reflective of our company culture or values, and we are disappointed with his behavior, thankfully, we have the cherished rights of assembly and free speech, but those rights do notand cannotextend to violence in any form.

  5. Tidjane Thiam:

    We do not condone structures for tax avoidance, whenever there is a structure with a third party beneficiary we insist to know the identity of that beneficiary.

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