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1. condemn

verb. ['kənˈdɛm'] express strong disapproval of.

Synonyms

  • objurgate
  • decry
  • reprobate
  • denounce

Antonyms

  • reject
  • implode
  • decrease
  • prove

Etymology

  • condemnare (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word condemn


1. Verb, base form
Or maybe your place is so tumbledown that you're worried the town will condemn it or fine you.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Those choices could elevate you to blissful heights after death or condemn you to unending gloom or relentless punishment.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
According to the site Her Campus, most state laws, colleges and sororities condemn hazing rituals.

Quotes containing the word condemn


1. A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: 'Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?' We must always consider the person.
- Pope Francis

2. There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

3. Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today.
- Malcolm X

2. condemn

verb. ['kənˈdɛm'] declare or judge unfit for use or habitation.

Synonyms

  • pass judgment
  • explode
  • evaluate
  • judge
  • boo
  • declare

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • fail
  • pass
  • approve

Etymology

  • condemnare (Latin)

3. condemn

verb. ['kənˈdɛm'] pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law.

Synonyms

  • sentence
  • doom
  • declare
  • reprobate
  • foredoom

Antonyms

  • criticize
  • convict
  • qualify
  • disqualify

Etymology

  • condemnare (Latin)

4. condemn

verb. ['kənˈdɛm'] demonstrate the guilt of (someone).

Synonyms

  • attest
  • demonstrate
  • manifest
  • evidence
  • certify

Antonyms

  • deny
  • acquittal
  • incorrupt
  • approbate

Etymology

  • condemnare (Latin)

5. condemn

verb. ['kənˈdɛm'] compel or force into a particular state or activity.

Synonyms

  • oblige
  • compel

Antonyms

  • disappear
  • circumstantial evidence
  • direct evidence

Etymology

  • condemnare (Latin)

6. condemn

verb. ['kənˈdɛm'] appropriate (property) for public use.

Synonyms

  • attach
  • sequester
  • impound
  • confiscate

Antonyms

  • honor
  • negate
  • disprove
  • affirm

Etymology

  • condemnare (Latin)
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