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Verb (transitive)


Verb condemn has 6 senses


condemnv. t. [L. condemnare; con- + damnare to condemn: cf. F. condamner. See Damn.].
  •  To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.  [1913 Webster]
    "Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it!
    Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Wilt thou condemn him that is most just?"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.  [1913 Webster]
    "The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty.  [1913 Webster]
    "Driven out from bliss, condemned
    In this abhorred deep to utter woe.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "To each his sufferings; all are men,
    Condemned alike to groan.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "And they shall condemn him to death."  [1913 Webster]
    "The thief condemned, in law already dead."  [1913 Webster]
    "No flocks that range the valley free,
    To slaughter I condemn.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty.  [1913 Webster]
    "The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.
Syn. -- To blame; censure; reprove; reproach; upbraid; reprobate; convict; doom; sentence; adjudge.


condemn, v.tr.
1 express utter disapproval of; censure (was condemned for his irresponsible behaviour).
2 a find guilty; convict. b (usu. foll. by to) sentence to (a punishment, esp. death). c bring about the conviction of (his looks condemn him).
3 pronounce (a building etc.) unfit for use or habitation.
4 (usu. foll. by to) doom or assign (to something unwelcome or painful) (condemned to spending hours at the kitchen sink).
5 a declare (smuggled goods, property, etc.) to be forfeited. b pronounce incurable.

condemned cell a cell for a prisoner condemned to death.
condemnable adj. condemnation n. condemnatory adj.
ME f. OF condem(p)ner f. L condemnare (as com-, damnare damn)



accuse, act on, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign, attaint, belittle, blacklist, blame, bring home to, bring to ruin, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, complain against, condemned, confound, consigned, consume, convict, criticize, cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn, damned, deal destruction, decimate, decree, decry, denounce, denunciate, deprecate, depreciate, depredate, desolate, despoil, destined, destroy, devastate, devour, disapprove, disparage, dissolve, doom, doomed, engorge, excommunicate, fated, find, find against, find for, find guilty, foreordained, fulminate against, gobble, gobble up, gut, gut with fire, havoc, impeach, impugn, incinerate, indict, inveigh against, knock, lay in ruins, lay waste, ordained, order, pass judgment, pass sentence, pass sentence on, penalize, pronounce, pronounce judgment, pronounce on, pronounce sentence, proscribe, rap, ravage, rebuke, reflect upon, report, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprobate, reprove, return a verdict, ruin, ruinate, rule, scold, sentence, shake up, shipwreck, skin, swallow up, throw into disorder, unleash destruction, unleash the hurricane, upbraid, upheave, utter a judgment, vandalize, vaporize, waste, wrack, wreak havoc, wreck




VB condemn, convict, cast, bring home to, find guilty, damn, doom, sign the death warrant, sentence, pass sentence on, attaint, confiscate, proscribe, sequestrate, nonsuit, disapprove, accuse, stand condemned.


VB disapprove, dislike, lament, object to, take exception to, be scandalized at, think ill of, view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes, nil admirari, disvalue, improbate, frown upon, look grave, bend the brows, knit the brows, shake the head at, shrug the shoulders, turn up the nose, look askance, look black upon, look with an evil eye, make a wry face, make a wry mouth at, set one's face against, dispraise, discommend, disparage, deprecate, speak ill of, not speak well of, condemn, blame, lay blame upon, cast blame upon, censure, fronder, reproach, pass censure on, reprobate, impugn, remonstrate, expostulate, recriminate, reprehend, chide, admonish, berate, betongue, bring to account, call to account, call over the coals, rake over the coals, call to order, take to task, reprove, lecture, bring to book, read a lesson, read a lecture to, rebuke, correct, reprimand, chastise, castigate, lash, blow up, trounce, trim, laver la tete, overhaul, give it one, give it one finely, gibbet, accuse, impeach, denounce, hold up to reprobation, hold up to execration, expose, brand, gibbet, stigmatize, show up, pull up, take up, cry 'shame' upon, be outspoken, raise a hue and cry against, execrate, exprobate, speak daggers, vituperate, abuse, abuse like a pickpocket, scold, rate, objurgate, upbraid, fall foul of, jaw, rail, rail at, rail in good set terms, bark at, anathematize, call names, call by hard names, call by ugly names, avile, revile, vilify, vilipend, bespatter, backbite, clapperclaw, rave against, thunder against, fulminate against, load with reproaches, exclaim against, protest against, inveigh against, declaim against, cry out against, raise one's voice against, decry, cry down, run down, frown down, clamor, hiss, hoot, mob, ostracize, blacklist, draw up a round robin, sign a round robin, animadvert upon, reflect upon, glance at, cast reflection, cast reproach, cast a slur upon, insinuate, damn with faint praise, hint a fault and hesitate dislike, not to be able to say much for, scoff at, point at, twit, taunt, sneer at, satirize, lampoon, defame, depreciate, find fault with, criticize, cut up, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, take exception, cavil, peck at, nibble at, carp at, be censorious, pick holes, pick a hole, pick a hole in one's coat, make a fuss about, take down, take down a peg, set down, snub, snap one up, give a rap on the knuckles, throw a stone at, throw a stone in one's garden, have a fling, have a snap at, have words with, pluck a crow with, give one a wipe, give one a lick with the rough side of the tongue, incur blame, excite disapprobation, scandalize, shock, revolt, get a bad name, forfeit one's good opinion, be under a cloud, come under the ferule, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears, take blame, stand corrected, have to answer for.

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