Condemn

  • 1 condemn — con·demn /kən dem/ vt 1: to impose a penalty on; esp: to sentence to death 2: to adjudge unfit for use or consumption 3: to declare convertible to public use under the right of eminent domain: take con·dem·nable …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Condemn — Con*demn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Condemned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Condemning} (? or ?).] [L. condemnare; con + damnare to condemn: cf. F. condamner. See {Damn}.] 1. To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure. [1913 Webster] Condemn the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 condemn — [kən dem′] vt. [ME condempnen < OFr condemner < L condemnare < com , intens. + damnare, to harm, condemn: see DAMN] 1. to pass an adverse judgment on; disapprove of strongly; censure 2. a) to declare to be guilty of wrongdoing; convict… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 condemn — (v.) early 14c., condempner to blame, censure, from O.Fr. condamner to condemn (11c.), from L. condemnare to sentence, doom, blame, disapprove, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + damnare to harm, damage (see DAMN (Cf. damn)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 condemn — ► VERB 1) express complete disapproval of. 2) (usu. condemn to) sentence to a punishment, especially death. 3) force (someone) to endure something unpleasant. 4) officially declare to be unfit for use. 5) prove the guilt of. DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 condemn — 1 denounce, censure, blame, reprobate, reprehend, *criticize Analogous words: *judge, adjudge: *decry, belittle, depreciate, disparage: *disapprove, deprecate Contrasted words: *commend, applaud, compliment …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 condemn — has a silent final n, but this is pronounced in its derivatives condemnable, condemnation, and condemnatory …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 condemn — [v] blame, convict adjudge, belittle, blow whistle on*, call down*, castigate, censure, chide, come down on*, criticize, damn, decry, denounce, denunciate, deprecate, depreciate, disapprove, disparage, doom, find fault with, find guilty, frame,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 condemn — v. 1) to condemn bitterly, harshly, strongly; unfairly, unjustly 2) (D; tr.) to condemn as (they were condemned as traitors) 3) (D; tr.) to condemn for (he was condemned for stealing a horse) 4) (D; tr.) to condemn to (to condemn smb. to death;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 condemn — con|demn [kənˈdem] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(disapprove)¦ 2¦(punish)¦ 3¦(force to do something)¦ 4¦(not safe)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: condemner, from Latin condemnare, from com ( COM ) + damnare ( DAMN4)] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 condemn — verb (T) 1 DISAPPROVE to say very strongly that you do not approve of something or someone, especially because you think it is morally wrong: Politicians were quick to condemn the bombing. | condemn sth/sb as: The law has been condemned as an… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 condemn — [[t]kənde̱m[/t]] ♦♦♦ condemns, condemning, condemned 1) VERB If you condemn something, you say that it is very bad and unacceptable. [V n] Political leaders united yesterday to condemn the latest wave of violence... [V n for n] Graham was right… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 condemn — 01. The murderer was [condemned] to die in the electric chair. 02. Leaders of all the major political parties have joined together to [condemn] this latest violent incident by extremist groups. 03. His overwhelming shyness around women has… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 condemn */*/ — UK [kənˈdem] / US verb [transitive] Word forms condemn : present tense I/you/we/they condemn he/she/it condemns present participle condemning past tense condemned past participle condemned 1) to say publicly that you think someone or something is …

    English dictionary

  • 15 condemn — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French condempner, from Latin condemnare, from com + damnare to condemn more at damn Date: 14th century 1. to declare to be reprehensible, wrong, or evil usually after weighing evidence and… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 condemn — condemnable /keuhn dem neuh beuhl/, adj. condemnably, adv. condemner /keuhn dem euhr/, condemnor /keuhn dem euhr, keuhn dem nawr /, n. condemningly, adv. /keuhn dem /, v.t. 1. to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong… …

    Universalium

  • 17 condemn — verb ADVERB ▪ roundly, strongly, vehemently, vigorously ▪ unequivocally, utterly (esp. BrE) ▪ unanimously, universally …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 condemn — con|demn [ kən dem ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to say publicly that you think someone or something is bad or wrong: Politicians have condemned the attacks. condemn someone/something as something: The mayor condemned the proposal as very damaging.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 condemn — con•demn [[t]kənˈdɛm[/t]] v. t. 1) to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure 2) to sentence to punishment, esp. a severe punishment: to condemn a murderer to death[/ex] 3) to pronounce to be guilty… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 condemn — See condemn, contemn …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions