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"condem" is probably misspelled. Trying condemn instead Definition of condemn

1. condemn [ v ] express strong disapproval of
Examples: "We condemn the racism in South Africa" "These ideas were reprobated"

Used in print:

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Representing as_it_did the efforts of only unauthorized individuals of the Roman and Anglican_Churches , and urging a communion of prayer unacceptable to Rome , this association produced little fruit , and , in_fact , was condemned by the Holy_Office in 1864 .

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

Would condemnation be fitting if , independently of the condemnation , there were nothing bad to condemn ?

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

During the Dorr trial the Democratic press condemned the proceedings and heralded Dorr as a martyr to the principles of the Declaration_of_Independence .

While the Daily_Post continued to accuse Republicans and the Daily_Journal continued to accuse Democrats , the Woonsocket_Patriot complained that the Virginia authorities showed indecent and cowardly haste to condemn Brown and his men .

In direct_contrast to the other Rhode_Island editors , Samuel_S._Foss of the Woonsocket_Patriot outwardly condemned the trial as being completely unfair .

Synonyms condemn decry excoriate reprobate objurgate Related Terms denounce disapprobation excoriation

2. condemn [ v ] declare or judge unfit
Examples: "The building was condemned by the inspector"

Used in print:

(The Providence Journal,...)

Milton and Rosella_Lovett of Cranston were_awarded $ 55000 damages from the state in Superior_Court yesterday for industrial property which they owned at 83 Atwells_Ave. , Providence , and which was condemned for use in construction of Interstate_Route 95 .

Synonyms condemn Related Terms declare declare boo explode judge

3. condemn [ v ] demonstrate the guilt of (someone)
Examples: "Her strange behavior condemned her"

Used in print:

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

In the remainder of his speech Davis spoke of his admiration for Brown and warned those who took_part in the meeting that they `` are liable to the charge that they are supporting traitors and upholding men whom the laws have condemned '' .

Synonyms condemn Related Terms demonstrate attest attaint condemnation

4. condemn [ v ] compel or force into a particular state or activity
Examples: "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"

Used in print:

(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)

His tough honesty condemns him to a solitary and difficult existence .

Synonyms condemn Related Terms compel

5. condemn [ v ] pronounce a sentence on, in a court of law
Examples: "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

Used in print:

(The Detroit News...)

The broadcast said Anderson , a Seattle ex-marine and Havana businessman , and McNair , of Miami , were condemned on charges of smuggling arms to Cuban rebels .

Synonyms sentence condemn doom Related Terms declare declare foredoom reprobate court-martial law conviction disapprobation prison_term convict

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