Antonyms for condemn

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kuhn-dem
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈdɛm

Definition of condemn

Origin :
  • early 14c., condempner "to blame, censure," from Old French condamner "to condemn" (11c.), from Latin condemnare "to sentence, doom, blame, disapprove," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + damnare "to harm, damage" (see damn). Replaced Old English fordeman. Related: Condemned; condemning.
  • verb blame, convict
Example sentences :
  • I am afraid you will condemn my warmth: But does not the occasion require it?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Now we must choose if the example of our fathers and mothers will inspire us or condemn us.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The mitigation of that horror they condemn, resent, and often ascribe to the devil.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • But was she, of all women in the world, to condemn him without knowing what he had to say for himself?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Is it not like Hamlet to be able to condemn himself in this way beforehand?
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • He goes on to condemn the scene between Gloucester and his sons in the same way.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • I would not for the whole world be one of those who condemn a man to death.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • It now sufficed that she should condemn him, and he at once felt guilty.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • This in itself is enough to condemn all ideas of sex inequality.
  • Extract from : « The Truth About Woman » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • Bring me my black cap, and I'll condemn her to death instantly.'
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

Synonyms for condemn

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