Definitions for: Condemn

[v] declare or judge unfit; "The building was condemned by the inspector"
[v] express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
[v] pronounce a sentence on, in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
[v] demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her"
[v] compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*demn", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condemned; p. pr. &
vb. n. Condemning (? or ?).] [L. condemnare; con- + damnare
to condemn: cf. F. condamner. See Damn.]
1. To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.

Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it! Why,
every fault's condemned ere it be done. --Shak.

Wilt thou condemn him that is most just? --Job
xxxiv. 17.

2. To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or
unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment
with this generation, and shall condemn it. --Matt.
xii. 42.

3. To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to
punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before
the penalty.

Driven out from bliss, condemned In this abhorred
deep to utter woe. --Milton.

To each his sufferings; all are men, Condemned alike
to groan. --Gray.

And they shall condemn him to death. --Matt. xx.

The thief condemned, in law already dead. --Pope.

No flocks that range the valley free, To slaughter I
condemn. --Goldsmith.

4. To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty.

The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a
hundred talents of silver. --2 Cron.
xxxvi. 3.

5. 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.

6. (Law) 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.

Synonyms: decry, doom, excoriate, objurgate, reprobate, sentence

See Also: attaint, attest, boo, certify, compel, convict, court-martial, declare, demonstrate, denounce, evidence, explode, foredoom, hiss, judge, manifest, obligate, oblige

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animals starting with c
g letter animals