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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh n-dem]
    • /kənˈdɛm/
    • /kənˈdem/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh n-dem]
    • /kənˈdɛm/

Definitions of condemn word

  • verb condemn If you condemn something, you say that it is very bad and unacceptable. 3
  • verb condemn If someone is condemned to a punishment, they are given this punishment. 3
  • verb condemn If circumstances condemn you to an unpleasant situation, they make it certain that you will suffer in that way. 3
  • verb condemn If authorities condemn a building, they officially decide that it is not safe and must be pulled down or repaired. 3
  • verb condemn to express strong disapproval of; censure 3
  • verb condemn to pronounce judicial sentence on 3

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Origin of condemn

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English condempnen < Anglo-French, Old French condem(p)ner < Latin condemnāre. See con-, damn

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Parts of speech for Condemn


condemn popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for condemn

verb condemn

  • criticize — If you criticize someone or something, you express your disapproval of them by saying what you think is wrong with them.
  • sentence — Grammar. a grammatical unit of one or more words that expresses an independent statement, question, request, command, exclamation, etc., and that typically has a subject as well as a predicate, as in John is here. or Is John here? In print or writing, a sentence typically begins with a capital letter and ends with appropriate punctuation; in speech it displays recognizable, communicative intonation patterns and is often marked by preceding and following pauses.
  • punish — to subject to pain, loss, confinement, death, etc., as a penalty for some offense, transgression, or fault: to punish a criminal.
  • denounce — If you denounce a person or an action, you criticize them severely and publicly because you feel strongly that they are wrong or evil.
  • censure — If you censure someone for something that they have done, you tell them that you strongly disapprove of it.

Antonyms for condemn

verb condemn

  • compliment — A compliment is a polite remark that you say to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done.
  • laud — to praise; extol.
  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • build up — If you build up something or if it builds up, it gradually becomes bigger, for example because more is added to it.
  • sanction — authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.

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