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verb [transitive] condemn pronunciation in American English /kənˈdem/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecondemning
past tensecondemned
past participlecondemned
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  1. 1
    to say publicly that you think someone or something is bad or wrong
    Politicians have condemned the attacks.
    condemn someone/something as something: The mayor condemned the proposal as “very damaging.”
    condemn someone for (doing) something: He was widely condemned for his behavior after the match.
    strongly/roundly condemn: The statement was roundly condemned by members of the teacher’s union.
  2. 2
    [often passive] to give a punishment to someone who has committed a crime
    Both men have been condemned to life imprisonment.
    Fifty rebels were condemned to death.
  3. 4
    if something condemns you to an unpleasant situation, it forces you to experience it
    The late goal condemned the MetroStars to their first defeat since March.


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