verb (used with object)
Origin of condemn
Examples from the Web for condemn
The campaign included a push for the World Health Organization to condemn gay-conversion therapy.
Dean Teresa A. Sullivan praised the “overwhelming response by this community to condemn the evil acts” reported by Rolling Stone.Why It Was Right to Question Rolling Stone’s U-VA Rape Story|Michael Moynihan|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans?Are Politicians Too Dumb to Understand the Lyrics to ‘Born in the USA’?|Parker Molloy|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It may come as a surprise then that Scott and, particularly Sata, have refused to condemn Mugabe.
I condemn this action from the viewpoint of the Guards and the [paramilitary] Basij.
But he did not condemn them; he simply felt he could not live in contact with them.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
Yet none but an enthusiast or fanatic could condemn it as iniquitous.
I shall not speak much to these things for which I am condemned, lest I seem to condemn others.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)|John Howie
To convict and condemn the poor peasants, of whom no one would think twice, was a mere trifle.The Honor of the Name|Emile Gaboriau
The council being consulted, commanded the inquisitors to condemn and punish the accused as an homicide.
British Dictionary definitions for condemn
Word Origin for condemn
Word Origin and History for condemn
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.