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
Example sentences from the Web for condone
Hundreds gather to watch and toast the Nittany Lions, and though Barron supported the return of football, he can’t help wondering what else he condoned, even encouraged, with his vote.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left.|Kent Babb|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Jeff Hymes, a 29-year-old scientist at a biotech start-up outside Raleigh, doesn’t condone Cunningham’s behavior, but contrasts it with what he sees as Tillis’s own credibility problem.In N.C., voters call Cunningham’s infidelity reckless, shocking. They still vote for the Democrat.|Rachael Bade, Pam Kelley|October 21, 2020|Washington Post
Second, large banking institutions like JPMorgan Chase are condoning and even welcoming digital currencies onto their platforms.Why 2020 might be the year cryptocurrency goes mainstream|jakemeth|August 24, 2020|Fortune
Rafael Peretz, an Orthodox rabbi who is the head of the ultranationalist United Right party, last year condoned the use of conversion therapy when he was Israel’s education minister.
That’s because people will condone all kinds of violence in the name of protecting themselves, said Christian Davenport, professor of political science at the University of Michigan.What Happened In Portland Shows Just How Fragile Our Democracy Is|Maggie Koerth (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 5, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Yet violent images are condoned in the “right” circumstances so long as they do not celebrate brutality.Porn Stars Want to Know: Why Did Facebook Delete Me?|Aurora Snow|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The coaches thought that if it seemed like they condoned it, people wouldn't let their kids come play for Baylor.Sham Classes and Crime Coverups Are the NCAA Normal|Robert Silverman|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, neither the Polish government in exile nor the leaders of the Home Army condoned anti-Semitic measures.‘Generation War’ Lets World War II Germans Off Too Easily|Jack Schwartz|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The thought or notion that this kind of behavior is condoned or authorized is just absurd,” Sullivan said, almost scoffing.Senate Panel Quizzes Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan on Colombian Prostitutes|Daniel Stone|May 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Afterward someone told the woman that Awlaki had condoned the attacks.
The folly of which he had been guilty—and it was an undoubted folly and mistake—had been condoned and excused by the after life.Glories of Spain|Charles W. Wood
No fault had been committed by Linda which had not already been made known to him and been condoned by him.Linda Tressel|Anthony Trollope
Whatever crimes may be condoned in Alexander, it is difficult to extenuate this traffic with the Turks.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
In my boy heart I condoned its treachery and its giant sins.The River and I|John G. Neihardt
Nowadays, since the smug-faced native teacher hath shown them the Right Way, such domestic troubles are condoned by—a dollar.The Ebbing Of The Tide|Louis Becke