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Meaning of CONDEMN

Pronunciation:  kun'dem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  declare or judge unfit; "The building was condemned by the inspector"
  2. [v]  express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
  3. [v]  pronounce a sentence on, in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
  4. [v]  demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her"
  5. [v]  compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"

CONDEMN is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: decry, doom, excoriate, objurgate, reprobate, sentence
 See Also: attaint, attest, boo, certify, compel, convict, court-martial, declare, demonstrate, denounce, evidence, explode, foredoom, hiss, judge, manifest, obligate, oblige



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it! Why,
         every fault's condemned ere it be done. --Shak.

         Wilt thou condemn him that is most just? --Job
                                               xxxiv. 17.

2. To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or
   unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.

         The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment
         with this generation, and shall condemn it. --Matt.
                                               xii. 42.

3. To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to
   punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before
   the penalty.

         Driven out from bliss, condemned In this abhorred
         deep to utter woe.                    --Milton.

         To each his sufferings; all are men, Condemned alike
         to groan.                             --Gray.

         And they shall condemn him to death.  --Matt. xx.

         The thief condemned, in law already dead. --Pope.

         No flocks that range the valley free, To slaughter I
         condemn.                              --Goldsmith.

4. To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty.

         The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a
         hundred talents of silver.            --2 Cron.
                                               xxxvi. 3.

5. To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to
   adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her
   cargo were condemned.

6. (Law) To doom to be taken for public use, under the right
   of eminent domain.

Syn: To blame; censure; reprove; reproach; upbraid;
     reprobate; convict; doom; sentence; adjudge.

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