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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
condemn (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to declare to be reprehensible, wrong, or evil usually after weighing evidence and without reservation - a policy widely condemned as racist
2.
a) to pronounce guilty - convict
b) - sentence doom condemn a prisoner to die
3.
to adjudge unfit for use or consumption - condemn an old apartment building
4.
to declare convertible to public use under the right of eminent domain criticize
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
condemn (verb)
1.
to declare to be morally wrong or evil
SYNONIMS:
anathematize, censure, damn, decry, denounce, execrate, reprehend, reprobate
RELATED WORDS:
attack, blame, blast, criticize, dis ( diss) [], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage; doom, sentence; convict; blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; castigate, chastise, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; admonish, chide, reprove; berate, lambaste ( lambast), rake, scold, upbraid, vituperate; curse, imprecate; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe, revile
NEAR ANTONYMS:
approve, endorse ( indorse), sanction; eulogize, exalt, extol ( extoll), glorify, laud, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, hail, salute, tout; consecrate, hallow, sanctify; honor, revere, venerate
bless
condemn (verb)
2.
to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of
SYNONIMS:
blame, censure, condemn, denounce, dis ( diss), dispraise, fault, knock, pan, reprehend, slag
RELATED WORDS:
skewer, tweak; assail, attack, blast, clobber, slam, slash; nick (at), snipe (at); beef, bellyache, bitch, carp, cavil, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, murmur, mutter, niggle, quibble, whine; admonish, chide, drub, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; berate, castigate, crucify, excoriate, flay, gibbet, hammer, keelhaul, lambaste ( lambast), lash, pillory, scold, upbraid; bad-mouth, belittle, decry, deride, discommend, disparage, put down
NEAR ANTONYMS:
approve, commend, endorse ( indorse), recommend, sanction
extol ( extoll), laud, praise
condemn (verb)
3.
to express public or formal disapproval of
SYNONIMS:
condemn, denounce, objurgate, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove
RELATED WORDS:
admonish, chastise; castigate, punish; bawl out, berate, chew out, cut up, dress down, flay, gibbet, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste ( lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at against), rate, scold, score, tell off, upbraid; belittle, criticize, deprecate, depreciate, disparage
NEAR ANTONYMS:
acclaim, applause, hail, honor; eulogize, laud, praise; approve, bless, sanction
cite, commend, endorse ( indorse)
condemn (verb)
4.
to find or pronounce guilty
SYNONIMS:
condemn
RELATED WORDS:
accuse, arraign, charge, impeach, indict; censure, damn, denounce, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; admonish, castigate, chastise; penalize, punish, sentence
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cite, commend, endorse ( indorse); approve, bless, sanction
absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate
condemn (verb)
5.
to impose a judicial punishment on
SYNONIMS:
condemn, damn, doom
RELATED WORDS:
adjudge, judge; castigate, censure, chasten, chastise, correct, discipline, penalize, punish; conclude, decide, decree, determine, find, opine, resolve, rule
NEAR ANTONYMS:
pardon, reprieve
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