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"

Related terms: compel
5. [ verb ] (law) pronounce a sentence on, in a court of law
Synonyms: sentence doom

"He was condemned to ten years in prison"

Related terms: declare declare foredoom reprobate court-martial law conviction disapprobation prison_term convict
Similar spelling:   condemned