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Definition 1: express strong disapproval of - [verb of communication]

Samples where condemn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We condemn the racism in South Africa
  • These ideas were reprobated

Synonyms for condemn in the sense of this definition

(condemn is a kind of ...) speak out against

"He denounced the Nazis"

Definition 2: pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law - [verb of communication]

Samples where condemn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was condemned to ten years in prison

Synonyms for condemn in the sense of this definition

(condemn is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of condemn ) doom beforehand

(... is a kind of condemn ) abandon to eternal damnation

"God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"

(condemn implies ...) find or declare guilty

"The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"

(condemn belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: declare or judge unfit for use or habitation - [verb of communication]

Samples where condemn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The building was condemned by the inspector

(condemn is a kind of ...) state emphatically and authoritatively

"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

(... is a kind of condemn ) show displeasure, as after a performance or speech

(... is a kind of condemn ) drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

(condemn implies ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

Definition 4: demonstrate the guilt of (someone) - [verb of perception]

Samples where condemn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her strange behavior condemned her

(condemn is a kind of ...) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

"His high fever attested to his illness" "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication" "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

(... is a kind of condemn ) condemn by attainder

"the man was attainted"

Definition 5: appropriate (property) for public use - [verb of possession]

Samples where condemn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the county condemned the land to build a highway

(condemn is a kind of ...) take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

"The FBI seized the drugs" "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment" "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

Samples where condemn or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence

(condemn is a kind of ...) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

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