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condemn

con·demn

condemn

 
 
pronunciation:
kn dem
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part of speech: verb
inflections: condemned, condemning, condemns
definition 1: to call wrong, evil, or inadequate; strongly disapprove of.
In his speech, the mayor condemned the acts of violence that had recently occurred.
antonyms:
acclaim, approve, pardon, praise
similar words:
blame, denounce, disapprove
definition 2: to declare not safe or fit for use.
The fire chief condemned the old school building.
similar words:
board up, close
definition 3: to order punishment to be given to; sentence or convict.
The judge condemned her to prison.
synonyms:
convict, sentence
antonyms:
acquit
similar words:
indict
derivations: condemnable (adj.), condemnably (adv.), condemningly (adv.)
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