verb (used with object), con·doned, con·don·ing.
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Origin of condone
OTHER WORDS FROM condonecon·don·a·ble, adjectivecon·don·er, nounun·con·doned, adjectiveun·con·don·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for condone
They knew their actions would be condoned by the local powers, even if more prominent voices tut-tutted about following the rule of law.
Some Republicans needled Garland with questions meant to elicit outrage from their supporters, including Senator Mike Lee of Utah, who accused two woman DOJ-nominees, Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke, of condoning “radical” positions in the past.'I Am Not the President's Lawyer.' Merrick Garland Vows Independence as Attorney General|Lissandra Villa|February 23, 2021|Time
As is the message that drinking and driving can never be condoned.Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl Jeep commercial pulled after news of singer’s DWI arrest|Bethonie Butler|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
In an act of corporal punishment that we at the Daily Beast do not condone, Joseph grabbed Him by the ear and “pulled hard.”
The union does not under any circumstance condone violence of any kind, including against police officers.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Whatever the past had been, Lady Hartledon appeared to condone it; at least she no longer openly resented it to her husband.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Their admitted reverence for Sheitan constitutes an abomination which neither Moslem nor Christian can condone.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
No just-minded person, whatever his sympathies, can condone such unfair and un-British tactics of war.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
In the study of war we should seek the causes, be impersonal, and neither condone nor accuse.
Her uncle is wrapped up in her, and so proud of her being a Duchess that he would condone anything.Modern Broods|Charlotte Mary Yonge