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condone

con·done

condone

 
 
pronunciation:
kn don
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: condoned, condones, condoning
definition: to pardon, disregard, or overlook voluntarily or without condemning.
He loathed cowardice and therefore could not condone his friend's spineless behavior.He condoned his brother's thievery.
antonyms:
condemn
derivations: condonable (adj.), condoner (n.)
Word Parts
The word condone contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
don, donat, dat Latin root that means give