verb (used with object), con·doned, con·don·ing.
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Origin of condone
Examples from the Web for condone
In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”
On Thursday, Bridenstine responded that he “did not condone” the comments calling for Obama to be executed.The Right’s Dangerous Rhetoric: Obama as an ‘Enemy Combatant’|Dean Obeidallah|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The grand intelligent design blueprint surely would not and could not condone such a partition.What the Man With No Ass Crack Can Teach Darwinists and Creationists|Kent Sepkowitz|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you ignore wrongdoing,” said Clohessy, “you condone wrongdoing.From Dirty War to Child Abuse, Church’s Past Confronts Pope Francis|Christopher Dickey|March 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I cannot condone the PA's performance or its behavior—and I have told them so.Putting The Blame On "Palestine's Democratic Deficit"|James Zogby|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If Dr. McCarthy chose to permit this disrespect, and to condone these outrages, it was his affair and not mine.The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I comprehend, I condone, I judge that you have not impaired your qualifications for your high office.The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White
We are always meekly asked, even by the most supercilious, to overlook shortcomings, and condone.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
A lion's behaviour is often such as no just man could condone.The Second Thoughts of An Idle Fellow|Jerome K. Jerome
My father, my family, my husband, were willing to condone what they believed was my adultery.Theft|Jack London
Word Origin for condone
1857, from Latin condonare "to give up, remit, permit," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + donare "to give" (see donation). Originally a legal term in the Matrimonial Causes Act, which made divorce a civil matter in Britain. Related: Condoned; condoning.