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Definition of "condemn" []

  • To express strong disapproval of: condemned the needless waste of food. (verb-transitive)
  • To pronounce judgment against; sentence: condemned the felons to prison. (verb-transitive)
  • To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order: condemn an old building. (verb-transitive)
  • To lend credence to or provide evidence for an adverse judgment against: were condemned by their actions. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To appropriate (property) for public use. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "condemn" in a sentence
  • "Several said the government should have used the word "condemn" rather than "deplore.""
  • "#Hillary Clinton dont be "deeply concerned" Have you heard of the word condemn?"
  • "Thanks DP, Never ceases to amaze how they expect you to appreciate and respect the things they believe in, yet condemn from the highest peak the rights of others they don't believe in."