Definition of "condone" []

  • To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure. See Synonyms at forgive. (verb-transitive)
  • To overlook or forgive (an offence) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (esp of a spouse) to pardon or overlook (an offence, usually adultery) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "condone" in a sentence
  • "What I DO NOT condone is reducing the debate over an issue to the level of stupid personal attacks."
  • "What the left does not condone is Israel’s objective of reestablishing a credible deterrent in Gaza."
  • "What I don’t condone is the utter mismanagement that the bush admin did in afghanistan."