Definition of Condemn

1. Verb. Express strong disapproval of. "These ideas were reprobated"

Exact synonyms: Decry, Excoriate, Objurgate, Reprobate
Generic synonyms: Denounce
Derivative terms: Condemnation, Condemnation, Condemnatory, Excoriation, Reprobation



2. Verb. Declare or judge unfit for use or habitation. "The building was condemned by the inspector"
Entails: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Specialized synonyms: Boo, Hiss, Explode
Generic synonyms: Declare
Derivative terms: Condemnation, Condemnation

3. Verb. Compel or force into a particular state or activity. "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
Generic synonyms: Compel, Obligate, Oblige

4. Verb. Demonstrate the guilt of (someone). "Her strange behavior condemned her"
Generic synonyms: Attest, Certify, Demonstrate, Evidence, Manifest
Specialized synonyms: Attaint
Derivative terms: Condemnation, Condemnation

5. Verb. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law. "They want to condemn the prisoners "; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
Exact synonyms: Doom, Sentence
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Entails: Convict
Specialized synonyms: Foredoom, Reprobate
Generic synonyms: Declare
Derivative terms: Condemnation, Condemnation, Sentence, Sentence

6. Verb. Appropriate (property) for public use. "The county condemned the land to build a highway"
Generic synonyms: Attach, Confiscate, Impound, Seize, Sequester

Definition of Condemn

1. v. t. To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.

Definition of Condemn

1. Verb. (transitive) To confer some sort of eternal divine punishment upon. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To scold sharply; to excoriate the perpetrators of. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See eminent domain ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive legal) To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Condemn

1. to criticize severely [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Condemn

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Constantius ordered the bishops to take his word for the guilt of Athanasius, and condemn him. Eusebius was banished, together with Lucifer and Dionysius of ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"JONES, CJ The town of Greenwood Instituted proceedings to condemn about 71 acres of land belonging to the defendant, adjoining the water power station of ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"... and unwilling to condemn, the soldiers determined his suspense, by plunging their daggers at the same moment into the breasts of the defenceless youths. ..."

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