|1.||[ verb ] express strong disapproval of|
|Synonyms:||decry excoriate reprobate objurgate|
"We condemn the racism in South Africa" "These ideas were reprobated"
|Related terms:||denounce disapprobation excoriation|
|2.||[ verb ] declare or judge unfit|
"The building was condemned by the inspector"
|Related terms:||declare declare boo explode judge|
|3.||[ verb ] demonstrate the guilt of (someone)|
"Her strange behavior condemned her"
|Related terms:||demonstrate attest attaint condemnation|
|4.||[ verb ] compel or force into a particular state or activity|
"His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
|5.||[ verb ] (law) pronounce a sentence on, in a court of law|
"He was condemned to ten years in prison"
|Related terms:||declare declare foredoom reprobate court-martial law conviction disapprobation prison_term convict|