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Meaning of CONDONE

Pronunciation:  kun'down

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"

CONDONE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: excuse
 See Also: forgive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*done"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Condoned}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Condoning}.] [L. condonare, -donatum, to give up,
remit, forgive; con- + donare to give. See {Donate}.]
1. To pardon; to forgive.

         A fraud which he had either concocted or condoned.
                                               --W. Black.

         It would have been magnanimous in the men then in
         power to have overlooked all these things, and,
         condoning the politics, to have rewarded the poetry
         of Burns.                             --J. C.

2. (Law) To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to
   forgive for a violation of the marriage law; -- said of
   either the husband or the wife.

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